SOLAR: Regulators are watching as big utilities like Georgia Power enter the commercial solar business. (Associated Press)

WIND: A North Carolina county declares a four-month moratorium on wind farms amid complaints from neighbors about a proposed project. (Virginian-Pilot)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: A Duke University professor sees North Carolina deliberately missing its emissions reduction target. (Charlotte Business Journal)

• A Virginia program that installs fast-chargers reaches Blacksburg. (WVTF Public Radio)
Charlottesville, Virginia adds three charging stations. (The Daily Progress)
• A Huntsville, Alabama team of middle and high school students wins an electric car design award for the second time. (Alabama Media Group)

Appalachian Power asks regulators if it can dismantle two coal-fired powered plants rather than retrofit them for natural gas. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Duke Energy is installing 30,000 sensors to track generation equipment performance. (Charlotte Business Journal)
• The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday over a federal rule requiring electricity providers to give financial incentives to customers who slash power use in times of high energy demand. (Greenwire)

2010 GULF OIL SPILL: BP will reimburse Louisiana $58 million for litigation costs. (The Advocate, Baton Rouge)

BLANKENSHIP TRIAL: The federal government’s next witness is expected to be David Hughart, a former longtime Massey Energy official who pointed the finger at CEO Don Blankenship. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

BIOENERGY: Clemson University researchers explore alternate feedstocks for biomass. (Southeast Farm Press)

POLITICS: A billionaire coal executive running for West Virginia governor owes millions in back taxes to Kentucky. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

COMMENTARY: A South Carolina proposes a rate change for customers with solar systems. that would be “one of the most punitive in the country.” (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

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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