Judge rebukes Florida regulators, Duke launches news site

OVERSIGHT: A Florida judge rebukes state regulators for imposing a weak oversight plan that failed to stop groundwater pollution from a nuclear plant near Miami. (Miami Herald)

UTILITIES: Duke Energy launches its own news website to present a “balanced look on issues.” (Charlotte Business Journal)

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NATURAL GAS: North Carolina regulators hear arguments for and against Duke Energy’s plan to convert an Asheville coal plant to natural gas; advocates say the utility is overbuilding capacity. (Associated Press)

• North Carolina ranks second in the U.S. for new solar capacity for the second year in a row. (Charlotte Business Journal)
• A West Virginia town celebrates the installation of 23 solar arrays comprising 5 percent of the state’s capacity. (Dominion Post)

• Nuclear industry supporters lament the Supreme Court’s delay of the Clean Power Plan. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• Georgia regulators sign off on the latest project update for the Vogtle plant. (Augusta Chronicle)

COAL ASH: A South Carolina judge rules in favor of a county trying to block coal ash from a landfill. (WYFF)

WIND: Voters in an Arkansas town will decide whether to annex a proposed wind farm site. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

BP OIL SPILL: Is the settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill being well spent? (NPR)

ALABAMA: A forum today will discuss ways to advance clean energy in Alabama. (Birmingham News)

TECHNOLOGY: President Obama will visit a Florida battery plant later this week to highlight success stories of the 2009 federal stimulus. (New York Times)

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CLIMATE: A new study finds the past century’s sea level rise is unprecedented over the past 3,000 years. (Climate Central)

COMMENTARY: A Florida utility is wise to slow down its rush to cut rates for solar customers. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

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