Southeast Energy News

Florida, Texas among energy efficiency job leaders

EFFICIENCY: Energy efficiency is the fastest-growing sector of the energy industry, with Texas and Florida in the top five states for jobs, according to a clean energy think tank. (Houston Chronicle)

ALSO: Tampa Bay is second to Miami in the number of energy efficiency jobs in Florida. (Tampa Bay Business Journal, subscription)

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CLIMATE: Many Oklahoma lawmakers are reluctant to discuss climate change, but the conversation is evolving as the state leads in wind energy development. (Oklahoman)

COAL:
• West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey leads a coalition of officials from 20 states in supporting the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy rule to boost the coal industry. (Progress Index)
• An ongoing dispute over stockpiled coal at Blackjewel sites has slowed the company’s bankruptcy case. (Coalfield Progress)

PIPELINES:
• A judge tosses out a charge against a Virginia man accused of assaulting a security guard at a Mountain Valley Pipeline worksite. (Roanoke Times)
• Several states have adopted laws criminalizing pipeline protests, and Texas is using it for the first time against Greenpeace oil and gas protesters. (InsideClimate News)
• Atlantic Sunrise pipeline opponents press a federal court to review FERC’s ruling that allows it to build while delaying its response to challenges. (E&E News, subscription)

OIL & GAS:
• A Houston oil and gas company lands a natural gas supply deal for an LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Houston Chronicle)
• The president of Louisiana’s oil and gas association defends the industry’s record on environmental protection and restoration. (Louisiana Record)

SOLAR: Local businesses in middle Georgia install rooftop solar as part of a regional campaign to increase solar energy. (WGXA)

RENEWABLES: Duke Energy donates $50,000 to a South Carolina school so they can implement a curriculum on clean energy technologies. (SC Now)

UTILITIES: Memphis is studying the potential to save money by abandoning TVA, but a recent analysis may be underestimating the benefits of solar. (PV Magazine)

POLITICS: Nearly 500 donors in the South have given as much as they are legally allowed to President Trump’s reelection campaign, some of them are tied to the oil and gas industry. (Facing South)

COMMENTARY: The U.S. Senate should approve the House bill to ban offshore drilling off the coast of Florida, an editorial board writes. (Tampa Bay Times)

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