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TVA building new coal ash dumps amid contamination concerns

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COAL ASH: The Tennessee Valley Authority announces plans to build a new coal ash dump at its Cumberland coal plant as it continues to investigate whether the current system is threatening water sources. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

ALSO: TVA begins removing asbestos-contaminated material unearthed during construction of another coal ash dump near its Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee. (Associated Press)

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COAL: Cutting the tax coal companies pay to fund a trust for miners dying of black lung disease will cost taxpayers at least $15 billion by 2050, according to a new report from a national watchdog group. (Associated Press)

SOLAR:
• South Carolina utility regulators face possible backlash from state lawmakers after its recent decision to slash the rates utilities pay for solar power. (The State)
• Fairfax County, Virginia, signs what it says are the largest solar power purchase agreements by a local municipality in the state. (WTOP)
• An investment company purchases six solar projects in North Carolina that will produce energy for Duke Energy. (Renewables Now)
• The first reading of an ordinance establishing zoning regulations for solar farms passes through a Henderson, Kentucky, commission. (The Gleaner)
• A councilman in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, wants solar panels installed to power a new city building. (NWF Daily News)
• The Florida Aquarium partners with a utility to install rooftop solar panels to help power operations. (Tampa Bay Business Journal, subscription)

WIND: Regulators and stakeholders agree to an Oklahoma utility’s settlement proposal to buy ownership of three wind farms currently under construction. (Oklahoman)

NUCLEAR: Georgia Power sets a 2 million pound roof onto a Plant Vogtle nuclear reactor unit. (Atlanta Business Chronicle, subscription)

GEOTHERMAL: The University of Texas at Austin will use a $1 million Department of Energy grant to launch a hub for geothermal energy. (Houston Chronicle)

OIL & GAS:
• A tanker docked at Kinder Morgan’s Elba Island liquefied natural gas export terminal in Georgia could be the facility’s first export shipment. (Houston Chronicle)
• Texas is on track to complete fewer oil and gas wells this year as companies tighten spending, according to a state regulator. (Reuters)
• A Houston offshore oil company acquires a slew of assets in the Gulf of Mexico, which it says will produce 19,000 barrels a day. (Houston Chronicle)

PIPELINES:
• An energy and pipeline company propose a 45-mile crude oil pipeline that would run from Memphis to Marshall County, Mississippi. (Commercial Appeal)
• Virginia regulators say a new law requiring a more thorough approval process for natural gas pipelines won’t apply to the expansion of an existing pipeline because it was proposed before the law went into effect. (Prince William Times)

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