Southeast Energy News

FERC gives green light for some Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction

PIPELINE: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allows Dominion Energy to start cutting trees on the site of a planned natural gas compressor station in Buckingham County, Virginia. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

ALSO:
• Virginia county supervisors who opposed the Mountain Valley Pipeline now face decisions that could bring gas and jobs to their communities. (Energy News Network)
• President Trump says he wants to expedite a Texas pipeline project, but government officials say they don’t know which one he’s talking about. (S&P Global)
• Bayou Bridge Pipeline protesters continue to fight pipeline development through their L’eau Est La Vie Camp. (Teen Vogue)
• Energy Transfer Partners says one of its pipelines will resume operations after a spill in Texas. (Oil and Gas Investor)

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NUCLEAR: Dominion Energy applies with federal regulators to keep its Virginia nuclear power station running for at least another 20 years. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: Chambers County might soon be the solar capital of Alabama with the approval of two new solar farms. (Times-News)

WIND: The looming expiration of a federal subsidy at the end of 2019 has caused a wind energy rush in Texas. (Texas Standard)

RENEWABLES: Oklahoma electric cooperative executives say they expect to use more renewable energy, but coal and nuclear will also be part of the mix. (The Oklahoman)

UTILITIES: Jacksonville Electric Authority wants to diversify its power sources and change purchase agreements after being held partially responsible for a failed nuclear power plant. (Jacksonville Business Journal, subscription)

COAL ASH: A witness says the firm TVA used to oversee clean up of the massive coal ash spill in Roane County, Tennessee made it clear his job was to protect TVA’s image, not workers. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

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POLITICS: Congressional candidates in Virginia’s coal country debate the region’s energy future. (Washington Post)

COMMENTARY:
• Politicians need a reality check on West Virginia’s declining coal industry, an editorial board says. (Parkersburg News and Sentinel)
• Bayou Bridge Pipeline activists’ acts of civil disobedience put communities and workers at risk, says the president of an oil and gas group. (Daily Advertiser)

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