Southeast Energy News

Texas is the epicenter of the world’s corporate renewable deals

RENEWABLES: Texas accounted for more than a quarter of all corporate renewable energy deals signed worldwide last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. (Greentech Media)

Critics say Birmingham, Alabama, is far behind on its pledges to increase renewables, energy efficiency, and sustainability in the city. (WBHM)
Duke Energy and other investor-owned electric companies in North Carolina must get 12.5% of their retail power sales from renewables by the end of the year, but many have a ways to go. (CBS17)
Legislation to require all of Florida’s power to come from renewable sources by 2050 may be difficult to pass, even as utilities install more solar, according to one analyst. (S&P Global)

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WIND: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announces an agreement for energy company Orsted to lease part of a marine terminal for staging offshore wind materials and equipment for Dominion Energy’s project. (Virginia Business)

Amazon and Arlington County, Virginia, agree to buy all the power from a new Dominion Energy solar farm, which is a major step for the county’s renewable energy goals. (Washington Post)
Florida Power & Light installs floating solar panels on a lagoon near an expressway in Miami-Dade County. (NBC 6 South Florida)
Some Spotsylvania County, Virginia, residents complain about the construction of a major solar project, alleging developers have violated permits. (Free Lance-Star)

NUCLEAR: A group of Idaho officials visit Plant Vogtle in Georgia to learn about nuclear projects. (Post Register)

A West Virginia House committee advances a bill that would give tax credits to companies that store or transport liquid natural gas. (Beckley Register-Herald)
An Oklahoma jury awards $2 million to the families of two men killed in an oil rig fire in 2018. (E&E News, subscription)

Utilities have retired 30 gigawatts of coal capacity over the past two years, replacing it with natural gas and renewables, according to a report by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. (Daily Energy Insider)
The Coast Guard and Kentucky officials are investigating after a towing vessel carrying 15 barges of coal hit a bridge on the Ohio River, but say no coal spilled into the river. (WLWT) 

COMMENTARY: The movement to reduce plastic consumption could have consequences for Texas’ natural gas industry, a columnist writes. (Houston Chronicle)

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