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Florida utilities break ground on massive solar project

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SOLAR: Twelve municipal utilities in Florida break ground on one of the largest municipal solar projects in the nation, which is expected to generate enough energy to power 45,000 homes. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Some South Carolina residents say they were deceived when a solar company convinced them to buy expensive panels they couldn’t pay off. (WCBD-TV)

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OIL & GAS:
• A West Virginia revenue official says a global oversupply of natural gas is causing the state’s natural gas and coal revenues to plunge. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
• Kentucky regulators file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a utility that tried to use eminent domain to build a pipeline through a conservation easement in a forest. (WFPL)
• Federal regulators are expected to make permit decisions this week on four liquefied natural gas export terminals in Texas. (Oil & Gas 360)
• The Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds the class-action designation of a lawsuit against an oil company over damage caused by earthquakes. (E&E News, subscription)

NUCLEAR: More than two years after a failed nuclear project, South Carolina still hasn’t hired a lawyer to advocate on behalf of consumers. (Post and Courier)

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SMART METERS: Texas regulators want to allow some utilities to recover the costs of smart meter deployments by charging customers. (Utility Dive)

COMMENTARY: The Tennessee Valley Authority is locking Southeast communities into energy deals that will limit their ability to invest in solar, a clean energy advocate writes. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

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