Southeast Energy News

Federal regulators halt work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

PIPELINES: Federal regulators halt all construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline following a federal court’s ruling that vacated two permits. (WVPB)

Environmental groups have seen two critical legal victories this summer in their fight against pipeline development. (E&E News)
Federal agencies have repeatedly tried to clear roadblocks and expedite the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (ProPublica/Charleston Gazette-Mail)
New pipeline terminals in Louisiana and Texas add to South Central U.S natural gas pipeline capacity. (Houston Chronicle)

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UTILITIES: An investigation finds South Carolina electric cooperatives paid board members twice the national average and allowed them to retain seats for decades. (The State)

NUCLEAR: South Carolina residents living near a nuclear plant that leaked uranium worry about the long-term environmental and health effects from the facility. (The State)

Virginia regulators give conditional approval to a 500 MW solar farm that would be the largest in the state. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Solar advocates praise an Oklahoma attorney general opinion about potentially allowing third-party solar ownership. (News OK)

RENEWABLES: A new West Virginia elementary school runs on geothermal and solar energy. (Beckley Register-Herald)

SMART METERS: Texas utilities back out of a deal to create smart home electricity networks. (Houston Chronicle)

TRANSMISSION: Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas invest $200,000 in a North Carolina college’s transmission technician program. (Transmission and Distribution World)

COAL ASH: Duke Energy may recycle coal ash to help it meet a North Carolina clean-up mandate. (WSOC)

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OIL AND GAS: Exxon Mobil will be a major customer for the Permian Highway Pipeline that would carry natural gas across Texas. (Houston Chronicle)

The executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Gas Association says the state needs to invest in natural gas to move beyond coal production. (The State Journal)
A former North Carolina mayor claims offshore oil and gas exploration has bipartisan support in the state. (WRAL)
The executive director of a North Carolina environmental group says solar-plus-storage is beating gas-generated electricity. (Fayetteville Observer)

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