Southeast Energy News

S.C. utility officially gives up on nuclear project

NUCLEAR: Santee Cooper gives up its federal license to build two new nuclear reactors at the VC Summer nuclear plant, ending the project. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Georgia Power is working on an accurate timeline for Vogtle nuclear plant construction it says it will submit to regulators in May. (E&E News, subscription)

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SOLAR:
• Florida Power & Light surpasses 1 GW in solar generation for the first time. (Solar Industry)
• Power outages during Hurricane Irma in 2017 prompt a Florida county to get solar-powered light signals. (WUSF)
• Duke Energy says it plans to bring more solar to the Carolinas in 2019 through rebates and large solar projects. (McDowell News)

PIPELINES:
• A bill that would limit the costs Dominion Energy can pass on to ratepayers for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline makes its way through Virginia’s General Assembly. (Associated Press)
• Plans for a central Texas pipeline carrying gas from the Permian Basin reignite battles over land rights. (Houston Public Media)

OIL & GAS:
• The West Virginia House Energy Committee passes a bill to use severance tax money to plug abandoned oil and gas wells. (Dominion Post)
• Another new oil and gas company plans to begin drilling in the Permian Basin. (Oil & Gas 360)

COAL ASH: More than 200 people attend a public meeting to call on North Carolina environmental officials and Duke Energy to clean up coal ash at a plant on Lake Wylie. (WFAE)

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UTILITIES: NextEra Energy could lose money because its solar projects in California may be tied up in Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy. (Orlando Sentinel)

COMMENTARY: North Carolina is far ahead of other Southeastern states on clean energy, an environmental advocacy group says. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

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