• A former Tennessee Valley Authority chairman joins an environmental group in criticizing the utility for spending money on an advertising campaign during the pandemic. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
• A Florida municipal utility faces criticism for lifting its suspension of utility shutoffs starting today. (WJCT)  

PIPELINES: A House Oversight committee probe finds FERC consistently sides with gas pipeline companies over property owners in eminent domain disputes. (The Hill)

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• Oklahoma-based shale gas company Chesapeake Energy is preparing a potential bankruptcy filing as it grapples with falling energy prices. (Reuters)
• Oklahoma regulators will consider a proposed emergency rule today setting requirements for how and where surplus crude oil can be stored. (Oklahoman)

NUCLEAR: As Entergy closes an aging nuclear plant in New York City, the company says it’s committed to continue operating five nuclear plants in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. (Associated Press)

• A solar developer announces plans for a 40-megawatt, 120,000-panel project on Browns Island in West Virginia. (WTOV)
• A generation and transmission cooperative serving Alabama and northwest Florida will buy power from an 80 megawatt solar plant. (Renewables Now) 

OFFSHORE WIND: Dominion Energy says its wind project off the coast of Virginia remains on schedule to be built in 2024. (Daily Energy Insider)

COAL: An attorney for coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says they plan to appeal a ruling ordering them to pay $35 million for defaulting on a mining contract. (Associated Press)

POLLUTION: Georgia has experienced a big drop in air pollution during the pandemic lockdown, including nitrogen dioxide. (CBS 46)

BIOGAS: General Mills has turned to biogas, including an anaerobic digester at a Murfreesboro, Tennessee, plant, to help meet its 100% renewable electricity goal. (Renewable Energy Magazine)

• Southern Company’s failure to report lobbying expenditures in Alabama or Georgia leaves investors and the public in the dark on its activities, a utility watchdog group says. (Energy and Policy Institute)
• Virginia leaders should use the pandemic as a time to set priorities, make plans and improve policy for future clean energy growth, an advocate writes. (Virginia Mercury)
• A decade after Memphis was named one of the worst cities for biking, a bike culture has taken hold for the long haul, a bike share program director writes. (Memphis Flyer)

Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.