Southeast Energy News

Texas grid is moving away from gas and toward renewables

CLIMATE: The nonprofit Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions in Fairfax County, Virginia, has 75 congregations and faith communities that are a growing force for climate and environmental advocacy. (Energy News Network)

RENEWABLES:
Texas is increasingly moving away from natural gas — which supplies about half the state’s generation capacity — and toward wind, solar and battery storage, according to the state’s grid manager. (Houston Chronicle)
An environmental group will host a town hall tonight in Savannah, Georgia, about the benefits of the city adopting a resolution to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. (Augusta Chronicle)

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SOLAR:
A bill that would allow Virginia residents, schools and nonprofits to more easily access solar energy outside of monopoly utilities passes the Senate. (Capital News Service)
Solar advocates and consumers ask North Carolina regulators to investigate what happened when Duke Energy’s online system for solar rebates crashed after opening in January. (WFAE)

PIPELINES:
Dominion Energy’s CEO says he expects the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to be completed by the end of 2021, despite legal challenges putting it on hold. (WV News)
A natural gas line in Corpus Christi, Texas, explodes, temporarily halting production at nearby port facilities. (Houston Chronicle)
Opponents of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas vow to keep fighting despite a judge denying their request to stop construction. (Houston Chronicle)

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COAL ASH:
Anderson County, Tennessee, officials will hold a hearing today about a potential TVA coal ash landfill. (Columbia Daily Herald)
North Carolina environmental regulators will hold a public hearing next week about Duke Energy’s plan to excavate coal ash at a power station. (Salisbury Post)
Juliette, Georgia, residents worried about coal ash contamination from a nearby power plant rally behind two bills that would more strictly regulate coal ash disposal. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

COAL: An Australian coal company lays off some employees of a western Kentucky coal mine. (WKU Public Radio) 

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