Southeast Energy News

S.C. utility accidentally pumps coal ash into river

COAL ASH: South Carolina utility Santee Cooper says it pumped mud from a coal ash pit into the Waccamaw River by mistake. (Post and Courier)

SOLAR:
• A Virginia bill awaiting the governor’s signature would raise the state’s net metering cap for electric cooperatives. (Energy News Network)
• An oversight agency rules that a Texas solar company did not provide the service or savings promised to customers in Puerto Rico. (Energy News Network)
• Roberta, Georgia residents learn about rooftop solar at a workshop in their community. (WGXA)

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NUCLEAR: Georgia regulators postpone hearings on the Vogtle nuclear plant’s timeline and increase funding for independent monitoring of the project. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

PIPELINES:
• Former Vice President Al Gore meets with Union Hill, Virginia residents trying to stop Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers from building a compressor station in their community. (Associated Press)
• A D.C. circuit court rejects environmental groups’ challenge to FERC’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (S&P Global)
• Landowners and residents raise questions at a public meeting about a planned natural gas pipeline in central Texas. (Houston Public Media)

COAL: The amount of coal Tampa Electric burned in 2018 decreased 30 percent from 2017. (S&P Global)

OIL & GAS: A Chevron executive says he is optimistic about the oil industry’s future in offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. (Houma Today)

COMMENTARY:
• The U.S. sanctions on Venezuela could hurt the output of oil refineries in Louisiana, an energy professor says. (The Conversation)
• Florida Rep. Kathy Castor, who chairs the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, says she wants to make the state a clean energy leader. (Sun Sentinel)
• Wind and solar projects throughout the Southeast and U.S. are under attack by the oil and gas industry, says an energy policy think tank. (Energy Policy Institute)

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