Southeast Energy News

SCANA shareholders vote to sell utility to Dominion

NUCLEAR: SCANA shareholders vote to sell the utility to Dominion Energy a year after it walked away from the V.C. Summer nuclear project. (The State)

RENEWABLES: Renewable energy gains support among Republican voters in North Carolina despite opposition from some within the party. (Energy News Network)

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SOLAR:
• Florida Power and Light begins construction on four solar projects across the state that will total 450 MW. (PV Magazine)
• Santee Cooper works to bring a small solar farm to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Myrtle Beach Sun News)
• An Alabama furniture company switches to solar, becoming the largest privately held company in the state to run on solar energy. (Pelham Reporter)

WIND: About 100 people attend a town hall in Virginia to discuss the benefits of offshore wind. (Augusta Free Press)

COAL:
• A coal company lays off 99 miners in Wyoming County, West Virginia. (WTRF)
• Coal severance money allows the McDowell County, West Virginia Sheriff’s office to hire four deputies. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

COAL ASH: Kentucky power plants will have more time to clean up coal ash pollution under new federal rules, even though an investigation found contaminated groundwater at 14 sites. (WFPL)

PIPELINES:
• A woman blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline developers in Monroe County, West Virginia by sitting in her 1971 Ford Pinto is arrested. (Virginia First)
• Phillips 66 says a new pipeline from West Texas to the Gulf Coast will cost $2 billion to build. (San Antonio Express-News)

NATURAL GAS: West Virginia officials say a planned natural gas power plant faces one final hurdle: an appeal with state regulators over the granting of an air permit. (WBOY)

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GRID: The CEO of Southern Company says the cybersecurity threat to the grid does not constitute an emergency demanding federal action to save coal and nuclear plants. (Utility Dive)

COMMENTARY:
• A South Carolina conservation group says solar power can help create competition for utilities, which have a monopoly in the state. (Aiken Standard)
• A conservative think tank representative says Trump administration’s steel tariffs will raise gasoline prices. (Virginia Gazette)

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