CLEAN POWER PLAN: A new poll shows residents in eight Southeast states support the Clean Power Plan even though their attorneys general are suing to block it. (Climate Progress)

NET METERING: Mississippi regulators say they expect to make a decision on net metering by the end of the year. (Mississippi Business Journal)

Most Americans know the climate is changing, but they say they are just not that worried about it, according to a new poll. (Associated Press)
• A group of Senate Democrats release a GAO report that urges the federal government to communicate about the health risks of climate change. (The Hill)

• A pair of bills to allow businesses to write off the costs of installing solar panels pass an early test in a Florida Senate committee. (Saint Peters Blog)
• The Alabama PSC approves Alabama Power’s proposals for solar electricity production at two Army facilities. (Alabama Media Group)

WIND: The power grid that includes parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky set a record for power generation from wind energy systems in October. (North American Wind Power)

SELF-GENERATION: A new study shows a mass defection of customers from utilities would have serious consequences. (Greentech Media)

NUCLEAR: A bond-rating agency predicts more cost increases for the two Plant Vogtle reactors under construction in Georgia. (The Augusta Chronicle)

UTILITIES: The drums are beating for potential class-action suits over whether the board of Piedmont Natural Gas is getting fair value in its proposed $4.9 billion sale to Duke Energy. (Charlotte Business Journal)

POLICY: Led by West Virginia, 23 states are suing the EPA over its emissions rules for new and modified power plants. (The Hill)

BLANKENSHIP TRIAL: A former mine safety inspector who later worked for Massey Energy testifies the company routinely defied mandated safety procedures. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

• A federal appeals court rules that a lawsuit over pollution from a now-closed coal-fired power plant in Kentucky can continue. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
• Exports through the Hampton Roads, Virginia port are down 29% for the year through October. (Platts)

WEST VIRGINIA: State officials are wary how far tax collections will fall due to coal’s decline and low natural gas prices. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

• Conservatives should face up to climate change “as selflessly as if the nation were at war.” (The News Virginian)
• Might some large solar power systems actually do more harm than good for the environment? A debate. (The New York Times)

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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