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Facing backlash, Dominion to remove coal plant from renewable portfolio

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SOLAR: The number of Virginia K-12 schools switching to solar has nearly tripled since 2017, but that growth will stop unless lawmakers lift a cap on how much solar is allowed for schools and other entities. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Georgetown, Texas’ 100% renewable energy successes were marred by high energy prices, over-purchasing energy and selling excess at a loss. (Utility Dive)
• An Arkansas rice cooperative that processes more than 60 million bushels each year is building a solar-plus-storage project to help power operations. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
• Dozens of Arkansas school districts and cities are going solar to save money. (KARK)
• A solar company is hiring after expanding into Orlando, its first site in Florida. (Orlando Business Journal, subscription)

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COAL: A southwest Virginia power plant that is mainly powered by coal will be removed from Dominion Energy’s renewable energy portfolio after backlash from businesses and environmental groups. (Virginia Mercury)

COAL ASH: Anderson County, Tennessee, officials plan to hold a hearing in February about a proposed TVA coal ash landfill. (Columbia Daily Herald)

OIL & GAS:
• The federal government plans to reduce the cost of oil exploration and production in shallow waters off the Gulf of Mexico to increase drilling. (KLFY)
• A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in south Louisiana lands a supply deal but is still awaiting federal approval. (Houston Chronicle)
• Two earthquakes in Oklahoma could be part of a new trend caused by the “flowback” of water and oil after a well is fracked. (E&E News, subscription) 

TRANSMISSION: Texas utility regulators approve a transmission line project to support reliability and load growth south of Houston. (Daily Energy Insider)

NUCLEAR:
• Georgia Power says the third and final containment vessel ring, which holds plant components, is on a nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle. (Power Engineering)
• The utility says that despite what regulators say, Plant Vogtle will be completed on time and is doing “major testing.” (S&P Global) 

COMMENTARY:
• New Orleans should make its grid more resilient to benefit everyone who lives there, two clean energy advocates write. (The Lens)
• As the climate changes, North Carolina is losing ground on renewable energy growth by focusing on natural gas, a journalist says. (News & Observer)

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