SOLAR: A solar bill in North Carolina that would help many corporate customers to go solar may not help large electricity users like Google and the University of North Carolina. (Southeast Energy News)

A 1.38 MW solar project between two runways at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina is complete. (Solar Industry)
Florida Power & Light held its first “Day of Solar” at a science museum in Miami. (Miami Herald)

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COAL ASH: Duke Energy Progress objects to a request for information by North Carolina’s attorney general related to its coal ash disposal, as the company seeks to charge customers for cleanup costs. (Charlotte Business Journal)

FERC is expected to issue the final environmental impact statement for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline project today. (Roanoke Times)
Shipping gasoline to the Atlantic Coast via the Colonial Pipeline might not be the most profitable option anymore. (Bloomberg)

Lawmakers, including a Tennessee senator, criticized President Trump’s proposed energy budget that would cut funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy and basic science. (Associated Press)
More than 250 U.S. mayors are gathering in Florida today for an annual meeting that will include discussions on reducing the nation’s carbon footprint. (Associated Press)
An environmental organization is launching a program to educate Virginians about shifting to 100 percent renewable energy. (news release)

NUCLEAR: The South Carolina Public Service Commission scheduled a public hearing for mid-August on the Summer nuclear project after environmental groups held a protest on Thursday. (WIS-TV)

UTILITIES: Kentucky regulators reject a utility’s plan to nearly double fixed charges, allowing a much smaller increase instead. (Lexington Herald Leader)

COMMENTARY: The president of the Kentucky Coal Association praises the Trump administration’s efforts to “undo some of the damage from the last eight years.” (Lexington Herald Leader)