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)

SOLAR:
• 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:
• 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)

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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