Southeast Energy News

Georgia Power to solar generators: name your price

SOLAR: Georgia Power opens a competitive bidding process to buy more than 100 MW of solar power from small-scale generators, including homeowners. (The Telegraph)

MORE:
• A Texas company unveils a solar solution for industrial steam to reduce emissions from boilers. (Star Gazette)
• A European glass company that manufactures solar panels and other products will open a factory in Virginia. (WDBJ)
• Eastern Kentucky University increases solar power and plans to use the money saved to support scholarships for science students. (WEKU)
• A Mississippi chamber of commerce goes solar and expects to cut its electric bill in half. (DeSoto Times-Tribune)

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PIPELINES:
• West Virginia regulators cite Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers for failing to control erosion on a construction site. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
• Mountain Valley Pipeline officials say they’re unsure if they’ll change construction plans after permits were revoked in Virginia. (WSLS)
• Federal regulators say they won’t reconsider a decision to allow abandonment of a natural gas pipeline. (Advocate-Messenger)

NUCLEAR:
• SCANA set aside $110 million to pay executives if they lose their jobs in a proposed takeover by Dominion Energy. (Post and Courier)
• Alabama officials say they’ll finish the Bellefonte nuclear plant in five to six years. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

WIND: AEP’s plan for the nation’s largest wind farm faced heavy opposition from the oil and gas industry. (InsideClimate News)

OIL AND GAS: Citgo says heavy rainfall caused oil to spill through a stormwater drain at its Lake Charles refinery. (KPLC)

COAL: A veteran coal miner in Alabama reopens his mining business because of President Trump’s promises to bring back the coal industry. (The Atlantic)

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OVERSIGHT: A judge delays a ruling on whether New Orleans officials violated open meetings laws when approving Entergy’s natural gas plant. (Louisiana Weekly)

COMMENTARY: A director and fellow of a Georgia law school clinic say that if the state wants to remain a leader in the solar industry, communities have to stop fighting projects. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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