Southeast Energy News

Duke Energy to close its North Carolina coal fleet by 2048

COAL: Duke Energy plans to close all seven of its North Carolina coal plants over the next 30 years, according to a filing with state regulators. (Charlotte Observer)

MORE:
• A small Kentucky coal town transitions to solar to save on electricity bills and keep some some of its institutions afloat. (Energy News Network)
• Texas energy regulators say the state will have plenty of generation even after a municipal utility group takes a 470 MW coal plant offline again this winter. (Utility Dive)

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SOLAR:
• A group of Kentucky utilities agrees to buy solar power from a planned 86 MW project that would be the largest solar farm in the state. (Courier Journal)
• Customers for a proposed 500 MW solar farm in Virginia include the University of Richmond and tech giant Apple. (Free Lance-Star)

RENEWABLES:
• Businesses in Tennessee are growing the “advanced energy sector” by developing solar, electric cars, smart grids, and nuclear technologies. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
• Families learn about renewable energy during a day-long event in West Virginia. (Dominion Post)

PIPELINES:
• Conservation groups worry the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could be extended to an inland port shipping facility in South Carolina. (Post and Courier)
• At least 13 pipeline protesters have been arrested in the last month in Louisiana. (The Advocate)

OIL AND GAS:
• More than 8,000 “orphan” oil and gas wells sit abandoned in West Virginia and the Ohio Valley, leaving states to find resources to clean them up. (Ohio Valley Resource)
• A lack of pipeline capacity is causing a faster than expected slowdown in Texas’ Permian Basin, according to a Wells Fargo analysis. (Houston Chronicle)

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NUCLEAR: Georgia Power customers will receive a third and final $25 credit for the Vogtle nuclear expansion on their bills this month. (Albany Herald)

COMMENTARY: Florida utilities should embrace clean energy even if the Trump administration tries to prop up the fossil fuel industry, an editorial board argues. (Tampa Bay Times)

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