Southeast Energy News

Taxpayers footing the bill for another faltering South Carolina nuclear site

NUCLEAR: The struggling Savannah River nuclear project in South Carolina has cost the federal government $7 billion — more than 12 times original estimates — and is decades behind schedule. (Post and Courier)

SOLAR:
• A West Virginia community sends solar light kits to Puerto Rico, but President Trump’s solar tariffs are making the effort more difficult. (Ohio Valley Resource)
• A Suwannee County, Florida property once used to grow timber will be the new site for a Florida Power & Light solar farm.  (Suwannee Democrat)
• A Staunton, Virginia company completes the installation of rooftop solar panels. (Augusta Free Press)

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WIND: Federal regulators extend the public input period for a proposed offshore wind development plan along the Atlantic Coast. (Coastal Review)

PIPELINES:
• Virginia regulators halt construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in an area swamped by rainstorms, saying work can’t continue until proper erosion measures are established. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
• Opponents of the Atlantic Coast pipeline are building a civil rights case against the project, saying it would have a disproportionate impact on people of color living along its route. (InsideClimate News)
• A Suffolk, Virginia landowner fights Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers to protect 1,150 acres of land and marsh that have been in his family since 1894. (WAVY)
• Mountain Valley Pipeline opponents protest outside a U.S. Forest Service office, demanding a tree-sitter be fed. (WDBJ)

OFFSHORE DRILLING:
• A Florida lawmaker pushes a bill to ban all new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as the Trump administration tries to reduce regulations. (Spectrum News)
• Hundreds of people protest offshore drilling by holding hands along Florida beaches. (Tampa Bay Times)

COAL: West Virginia artists use coal to create sculptures to honor coal miners and teach kids about the industry. (Associated Press)

POLITICS: Even though he came in last in the West Virginia Republican U.S. Senate primary, ex-coal baron Don Blankenship is still causing problems for the party. (Politico)

COMMENTARY: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy director criticizes Tennessee Valley Authority for its rate changes. (SACE)

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