ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Georgia Governor says he will sign a transportation funding bill expected to raise $900 million in part through changes to the state’s gas tax and new fees on electric cars. (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

OIL & GAS:  Protestors in Loudoun County, Virginia join forces against Dominion’s plans for a $210 million pipeline to transmit natural gas to two power generating plants in Northern Virginia. (Leesburg Today, Leesburg, VA)

COAL: Process by Duke Energy could become model for dealing with coal ash. (Greensboro News & Record, North Carolina)

Sierra Club plots center-city rallies for climate action in Roanoke, VA. (The Roanoke Times)
• Two University of Alabama – Huntsville scientists reflect on why they’re skeptical of dangers from climate change. (The Huntsville Times)

UTILITIES: Duke Energy Progress set to begin serving 30+ municipalities in Eastern North Carolina after General Assembly action. (The Fayetteville Observer)

RENEWABLES: Dispute involving fuel supply to Gainesville, Florida’s biomass plant extends to litigation. (The Gainesville Sun)

SUSTAINABILITY: Erin Gill, Director of the City of Knoxville’s Office of Sustainability, and Louise Gorenflo of Knoxville Scores, discuss the city’s involvement in the Georgetown University Energy Prize. (WUOT Radio, Knoxville)

• Eight hurdles advocates must clear to place a solar choice referendum on Florida’s 2016 general election ballot. (The Energy Collective)
• Columnist Fred Grimm reflects on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years later. (The Miami Herald)
• Editorial calls on President Obama to ‘get it right’ about drilling off the Virginia / Atlantic coastline. (The Virginian-Pilot)
• A founder of the American Council On Renewable Energy calls on North Carolina lawmakers to press ahead with clean energy growth in the state. (The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC)
• Gov. Rick Scott treats Florida as if it’s one big salt water swimming pool. (Saint Peters Blog, Florida)
• As sea-levels rise, buying shore front property in Virginia becomes a game of musical chairs. (Power for the People VA blog)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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