Southeast Energy News

Many S.C. ratepayers unaware of failed nuclear project costs

COAL ASH: North Carolina environmental activists say state regulators are failing to ensure safe water or hold Duke Energy accountable following coal ash spills during Hurricane Florence. (Energy News Network)

NUCLEAR:
• At a public meeting, SCE&G customers criticize South Carolina regulators over the handling of the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project. (Post and Courier)
• Still, many South Carolina ratepayers are still unfamiliar with the failed nuclear project, which could cost them billions. (Charlotte Observer)
• The Vogtle nuclear project is at the center of Georgia’s Public Service Commission race. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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WIND:
• Oklahoma regulators extend a deadline for NextEra Energy and the Department of Defense to reach an agreement about a proposed wind farm. (KFOR)
• A Texas General Motors facility is now completely powered by wind energy. (Environmental Leader)

SOLAR: A Tennessee homeowner is the first to use SunBox, a new solar-plus-storage system designed for architects and home builders. (Solar Power World)

RENEWABLES:
• Duke Energy proposes a program to expand renewable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in South Carolina. (Solar Industry)
• An University of Virginia expo focuses on renewable energy jobs for students. (WVIR)

PIPELINE:
• Mountain Valley Pipeline opponents say developers are building some parts of the route at an aggressive and reckless pace. (Roanoke Times)
• In a last ditch effort to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, protesters chain themselves to equipment and build tree stands to interrupt work. (The Guardian)

OIL & GAS:
• A natural gas explosion destroys a Chesapeake, Virginia home and injures nine people. (13 News Now)
• The Permian Basin oil boom begins to slow due to shortages of pipelines, workers, power, and roads. (Bloomberg)
• Texas’ crude oil production is still expected to grow by 68,000 barrels a day next month, according to the Energy Department. (Houston Chronicle)

OFFSHORE DRILLING
• More than $100 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement funds have been used to restore coastal and wetland habitats along the Texas coast. (Houston Chronicle)
• High oil prices haven’t been enough to revive deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, but industry leaders say they remain optimistic. (The Advocate)

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UTILITIES: A federal judge will decide a $1 billion lawsuit by Mississippi against Entergy, its largest private utility. (E&E News, subscription)

COAL: Mission Coal, which has mines in West Virginia and Alabama, files for bankruptcy. (S&P Global)

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