Southeast Energy News

Mobile pollution monitors sent to oil, gas hub hit by Hurricane Laura

POLLUTION: Louisiana environmental regulators place two mobile air pollution monitoring labs to the Lake Charles area, where key monitors for petrochemical pollutants have been down since Hurricane Laura. (NOLA.com)

UTILITIES: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants Dominion Energy to cover unpaid residential electric bills with the $320 million that state regulators say the company previously overcharged. (Virginian-Pilot)

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OIL & GAS:
• A disagreement over a potential crude export terminal in Texas is resolved, but the project still requires funding, pipelines and more oil demand. (S&P Global)
• Oil and gas producers slowly restore operations along the Gulf Coast post-Hurricane Laura. (S&P Global)

COAL ASH: A group of Tennessee residents hosted a Zoom meeting last month with politicians, regulators, reporters and environmental groups to ask questions about coal ash at TVA’s Bull Run plant. (Oak Ridger)

SOLAR:
• A renewable company partners with Duke Energy to build a 1.1 MW floating solar array at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, along with other energy efficiency improvements. (Worcester Business Journal)
• Solar developers describe how to mount a rooftop solar system that will survive a hurricane in places like Florida. (Solar Power World)
• The mayor of Orlando, Florida, says the airport’s floating solar array is a “baby step” for the city to transition to cleaner energy. (Orlando Sentinel)
• Google signs a power purchase agreement for a 140 MW solar project in Texas to help power its operations. (Energy + Environment Leader)

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NUCLEAR: Georgia Power says Plant Vogtle construction is 87% complete and still on schedule. (Savannah Morning News) 

COMMENTARY: A Florida resident says politicians should support solar energy-friendly policies, especially as the region struggles with hurricanes. (Apalachicola Times)

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