Southeast Energy News

Largest U.S. wind project scrapped after Texas rejects it

WIND: American Electric Power kills its 2 GW wind energy and transmission project after Texas regulators reject it. (Utility Dive)

OVERSIGHT: Virginia lawmakers consider appointing an energy regulator with close ties to the oil and gas industry. (Energy News Network)

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PIPELINES:
• A U.S. appeals court vacates decisions by two federal agencies that allowed drilling company EQT to build the Mountain Valley Pipeline on federal land. (Reuters)
• Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction should begin in Robeson County, North Carolina in September, and developers are hiring. (The Robesonian)
• Oil companies plan to build bigger pipelines to ease the bottleneck of oil and gas in Texas. (Wall Street Journal, subscription)

UTILITIES: SCANA shareholders will vote Tuesday on whether the utility company should be sold to Dominion Energy. (Post and Courier)

NUCLEAR: SCE&G appears in court to argue its case for why customers should keep paying for its failed nuclear project. (Associated Press)

SOLAR:
Utility-scale solar projects move forward in Louisiana as laws make it difficult for residential solar to take off. (The Advocate)
• A premier Miami concert venue gets a ring of solar panels and a retractable roof. (Miami Herald)
• Georgia Power seeks bids for more than 100 MW of solar projects. (Renewables Now)

RENEWABLES: Two Charlottesville, Virginia technology companies partner to raise the city’s profile as renewable energy hub. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)

OIL AND GAS: An Alabama oil and gas company buys a swath of sites from drilling company EQT in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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COAL: West Virginia regulators say five of Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal companies haven’t paid transportation fees that help build and maintain state roads. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

COMMENTARY:
• Government oversight on pipeline construction in Virginia should be as strict as the law allows, an editorial board argues. (News & Advance)
• The CEO of Dominion Energy outlines how the company plans to modernize Virginia’s electric grid with renewables. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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