Southeast Energy News

Puerto Rican coal ash shipments anger Florida residents

WIND: A contentious bill to ban wind farms in eastern North Carolina misses a key legislative deadline, but the proposal could reappear this session. (Energy News Network)

COAL ASH: Central Florida residents demand the halt of coal ash shipments from a power plant in Puerto Rico to a private landfill in their county. (Osceola News Gazette)

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RENEWABLES:
• Clean energy generated more than $28 billion in economic impact in North Carolina since 2007, according to an industry group’s report. (WUNC)
• Technology companies pressure Dominion Energy to use more energy storage and renewables and less natural gas in its long-term plan. (Utility Dive)

NUCLEAR:
• South Carolina utility Santee Cooper sues the lead contractor of its failed V.C. Summer nuclear project over who owns the abandoned equipment and parts at the site. (Charlotte Observer)
• Attorneys argue over whether a judge should approve a $2.2 billion settlement over SCE&G’s failed nuclear project and rate hikes in South Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

SOLAR:
• Miami-Dade County officials call for a study to potentially develop floating solar arrays on artificial lakes around the county. (Miami Today)
• The largest solar array on city-owned land in Arkansas will likely be in operation in July. (Talk Business & Politics)
• Fayetteville, Arkansas officials tout a solar project near a wastewater treatment facility, which is expected to be completed this summer. (KNWA)

TRANSPORTATION: Texas lawmakers remove language in a budget proposal that could delay the Dallas-Houston high speed rail project, but legal challenges over eminent domain remain. (Texas Tribune)

PIPELINES: Mountain Valley Pipeline developers will pay $266,000 for environmental violations in West Virginia that date back to last April. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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OFFSHORE DRILLING: Virginia Republicans back the Trump administration’s plan for offshore drilling exploration, but have some reservations about safety. (WVTF)

OIL & GAS:
• A Texas judge rules that a company must stop accepting oil and gas industry waste to prevent further contamination of a creek. (Texas Tribune)
• President Trump touts his environmental policy rollbacks and energy infrastructure projects at a rally in Louisiana but faces criticism from the oil and gas industry because of his trade war with China. (E&E News, subscription)
• Most crude oil from West Texas will be exported to Europe. (Bloomberg)
• At the annual West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association meeting, industry executives discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (WV News)

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