Southeast Energy News

Duke Energy ordered to clean up coal ash

COAL ASH: North Carolina environmental regulators order Duke Energy to excavate millions of tons of coal ash at six power plants and relocate it to lined landfills. (Charlotte Observer)

ALSO: A Louisiana attorney is appointed as a mediator in a federal case between a contracting company and coal ash cleanup workers who allege they were poisoned by exposure to toxins. (WBIR)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Duke Energy proposes a $76 million program to add more than 2,500 electric vehicle chargers in North Carolina. (WFAE)
• A Georgia town tests out a Tesla as a police vehicle as part of a pilot program to replace its entire fleet. (International Business Times)

RENEWABLES:
• A battle over renewable energy-friendly legislation is taking shape at the Texas capitol. (KUT)
• The Tennessee Valley Authority issues a request for proposals for 200 MW of renewable energy that would need to be online by 2022. (reNews)

SOLAR:
• A manufacturer of solar roof mounting and racking systems will open a warehouse and training center in south Florida. (Solar Power World)
• Solar companies have a difficult time proposing projects in Greenville County, South Carolina because officials won’t offer tax incentives. (Greenville News)

NET METERING: The number of net metering systems in Arkansas grew by 53 percent in 2018, the largest annual rise in the state. (Talk Business & Politics)

OFFSHORE DRILLING:
• A group backed by the American Petroleum Institute pushes to expand offshore drilling off the coast of Florida despite movements to ban it. (Florida Politics)
• A bipartisan coastal delegation asks Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to join them in opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing to federal regulators. (Savannah Morning News)

UTILITIES: The state of Mississippi argues during a trial that Entergy should repay up to $2 billion to customers, but the utility says there’s little evidence customers suffered harm. (Associated Press)

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