Southeast Energy News

Texas oil regulator race could have major climate impacts

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Virginia clean energy advocates propose an alternative to Dominion Energy’s electric school bus plan that would provide money for a massive diesel-to-electric conversion across the state. (Energy News Network)

A race for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas drillers, has stakes for U.S. climate policy, analysts say. (Bloomberg)
Houston liquefied natural gas company Cheniere Energy hits its 1,000th export shipment with cargo headed to France. (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
Texas oil and gas officials visit an El Paso elementary school to teach students about the industry. (CBS4)

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes new protections for two threatened species of crayfish whose habitats have been damaged by mountaintop removal mining. (WVPB)
Coal industry analysts and officials discuss their predictions for coal mining in 2020. (WVPB)

Four property owners in Texas file a federal lawsuit against companies building the Permian Highway Pipeline. (KVUE)
Virginia’s attorney general files an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to block the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Charlotte Business Journal, subscription)

WIND: A Denmark company wants to build six wind farms in South Texas by the end of 2021. (San Antonio Business Journal, subscription) 

Duke Energy says it will begin building two 74.9 MW solar projects in Florida in March, with plans to have them in operation by late 2020. (Renewables Now)
Brevard County, Florida, law enforcement is investigating a solar company after customers allege it did not follow through on installing panels. (WESH)

RENEWABLES: A slate of environmental bills are in the Florida legislature, including one that would set renewable energy goals. (WUWF)

There will be two public hearings in North Carolina about Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike, which environmental groups and some customers are concerned about. (NC Policy Watch)
Florida Public Service Commission staff recommend that Duke Energy get approval to collect $171.3 million from customers to cover Hurricane Dorian costs. (WUSF)

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