Southeast Energy News

Florida utility regulators say Sunrun can offer home solar leases

SOLAR:
• Florida regulators rule that Sunrun can offer residential solar equipment leases in the state, saying a solar lease is not a sale of electricity. (Southeast Energy News)

MORE: North Carolina ranked second in the nation for installed solar capacity last year, and some utilities say they want to grow that footprint more. (WNCT)

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NUCLEAR: South Carolina’s attorney general says a law allowing SCG&E to increase customers’ bills for two failed nuclear reactors is unconstitutional. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES:
• Mountain Valley Pipeline developers ask a federal judge to find West Virginia protesters in contempt of court and remove them from tree stands where they’re protesting. (Associated Press)
• Tensions are high in Virginia over a 61-year-old woman who has been in a tree on her family’s property for three weeks protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (Washington Post)
• FERC issues a request for comments on the agency’s evaluation process for interstate natural gas pipelines. (Utility Dive)

EMISSIONS: Even if a bill to end emissions testing in six Tennessee counties moves forward in the state Senate, it could take years to get federal approval. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

COAL ASH:
• Virginia’s attorney general has been quiet about coal ash pollution and refused to sign a brief urging a federal appeals court to rule on groundwater contamination in Tennessee. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
• Environmentalists condemn proposed changes to coal ash regulations before the EPA holds a public hearing on the issue in Virginia this week. (Public News Service)

OIL: Thousands of workers BP hired to helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill say the exposure made them sick, but most are still waiting for their day in court. (WWL-TV)

COMMENTARY: West Virginia lawmakers begin to embrace clean energy and energy efficiency as large corporations invest in renewables. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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