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)

MORE:
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)

SOLAR:
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)

COMMENTARY:
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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