Southeast Energy News

Georgia groups challenge Vogtle nuclear plant decision

NUCLEAR: Consumer and environmental groups appeal a dismissal of their challenge to Georgia regulators’ decision to continue Vogtle nuclear plant construction. (Savannah Morning News)

GRID: Texas energy capacity reserves decline further with the closure of another coal-fired power plant. (Utility Dive)

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• A North Carolina solar developer settles a lawsuit with a California company that sued it over two solar projects that were never built. (Charlotte Business Journal, subscription)
• Two Virginia homeowners are refunded thousands of dollars after rooftop solar panels weren’t delivered. (NBC 4)

RENEWABLES: Two bills introduced in South Carolina would encourage a shift from fossil fuels and competition in the power market. (E&E News, subscription)

• Mountain Valley Pipeline developers tell federal regulators the project’s expansion won’t cause excess natural gas supply. (S&P Global)
• Virginia regulators’ decision to approve an Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station permit led to protests from more than 200 opponents. (Roanoke Times)

• Federal officials say coal mining deaths reached a record low in Kentucky last year, when one miner died. (Associated Press)
• If TVA closes the remaining coal unit in Paradise, Kentucky, it would end an era of coal mining in the region. (Lexington Herald Leader)
• Two Ohio Valley lawmakers introduce a bill to restore funding for the federal black lung trust fund. (WVPB)

COAL ASH: Coal ash pollutants are found in groundwater at 11 power plants in Georgia. (Savannah Morning News)

OIL & GAS: Energy companies scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels of oil per day. (Reuters)

CLIMATE: Twenty-seven climate scientists, researchers, and professors send a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, requesting to brief him on climate science and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (Dallas Morning News)

COMMENTARY: Texas needs more pipelines to reduce the natural gas waste that comes with the oil drilling boom, an editorial board says. (Dallas Morning News)

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