• Duke Energy agrees to a contract for 53 megawatts of utility-scale solar capacity in South Carolina and will provide rebates for small projects. (Charlotte Business Journal)
• A Christian conservative group questions the proposed state constitutional amendment for solar in Florida and proponents fire back. (Saint Peters Blog)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: Senators from Virginia and Louisiana introduce bills to share revenues from offshore oil and gas production with the federal government. (E & E Daily)

• West Virginia PSC staffer says above-average rainfall is responsible for seven natural gas pipeline ruptures over the past four weeks. (The Intelligencer)
• Georgia’s governor and other opponents sharpen attacks on the proposed Palmetto Pipeline route through the state. (Savannah Morning News)
• Local landowners challenge whether the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline through West Virginia will supply natural gas for residents. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

COAL ASH: Duke Energy says it will provide water to residents who’ve been warned not to drink water tainted by coal ash pits. (Associated Press)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: West Virginia’s senators and others introduce a bill to scale back the Clean Power Plan. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

POWER LINES: Landowners claim Dominion Virginia Power misrepresented the height of proposed transmission line towers. (The News Virginian)

• This editorial opposes drilling offshore North Carolina. (The Daily Reflector)
• Greenpeace calls on Duke Energy and Dominion Virginia Power to enable a ‘green internet’ with more renewable energy to power data centers. (Huffington Post)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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