Southeast Energy News

Santee Cooper can’t find buyer for unfinished nuclear reactors

NUCLEAR: The Santee Cooper board votes to maintain leftover parts from the unfinished V.C. Summer nuclear reactors so it can sell them, but there aren’t many prospective buyers. (Post and Courier)

• North Carolina’s attorney general appeals state regulators’ decision to let Duke Energy charge customers for coal ash clean up. (Winston-Salem Journal)
• North Carolina researchers say they’ve found a way to safely recycle coal ash into bricks, tiles, and soundproof barriers. (WFMY)

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• President Trump’s trade war with China could hinder investment in the Appalachian shale boom. (E&E News)
• Oil industry executives fear the U.S. oil glut could turn into a shortage because of dwindling global supplies. (San Antonio Express-News)
• Arkansas and federal agencies sue two companies over a 2013 oil spill in the state. (Arkansas Online)

• Offshore wind energy advocates push Virginia leaders to be more aggressive in bringing the industry to the state. (WAVY)
• Virginia’s mines, minerals, and energy agency will hold public listening sessions on energy issues, including offshore wind. (Daily Press)
• Oklahoma landowners push back against a major wind energy and transmission project. (Tulsa World)

SOLAR: An Alabama business goes solar and expects to reduce power bills by 41 percent. (WBMA)

• Virginia teachers learn about wind and solar energy education at a training academy. (WHSV)
• Dozens of people voice opinions on Virginia’s energy policy plan and ask for more renewables. (WAVY)

• The North Carolina zoo becomes the first major attraction in the state with electric vehicle charging stations. (Courier-Tribune)
• Florida leads the way in electric vehicle sales and charging station installations but lags in energy efficiency, according to a new report. (WFSU)

GRID: Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Electric Power Research Institute will develop a smart neighborhood that boosts grid reliability and energy efficiency. (E&E News, subscription)

BIOMASS: A Canadian bioenergy company plans to build its first commercial biomass refinery in Georgia. (Canadian Biomass)

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• Ex-coal executive Don Blankenship will run as a third-party candidate in the West Virginia Senate race. (The Hill)
• An Alabama attorney and a coal executive are charged with bribery for paying off a former state representative to oppose an EPA Superfund site in north Birmingham. (Newsweek)

OVERSIGHT: A judge deliberates whether the New Orleans City Council violated an open meetings law when debating Entergy’s natural gas plant proposal. (Louisiana Weekly)

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