SOLAR: A new analysis by the TVA takes a first step toward recognizing the value of solar energy and the costs it avoids. (Southern Environmental Law Center)

• A developer drops plans for a large wind farm in Alabama after local residents sue to block it. (The Anniston Star)
• A North Carolina environmental official disputes a newspaper’s claim that the state opposes wind turbines off the Wilmington coastline. (Wilmington Star News)

EFFICIENCY: Savannah, Georgia is switching more than 16,000 street lights to LED bulbs. (Savannah Morning News)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: States faced with closures of coal-fired power plants may find easier compliance through multi-state solutions. (EnergyWire)

DEMAND RESPONSE: The Supreme Court may invalidate one of the biggest electricity innovations ever by utilities trying to balance the supply and demand for power. (The Washington Post)

• A former Massey Energy miner testifies about the “fear, intimidation and propaganda” of working there. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
• Attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship try to block recordings of calls with mine managers. (SNL)
The Blankenship jury hears about missing water sprays which could have helped prevent a deadly explosion in 2010 at the Upper Big Branch mine. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

PIPELINES: Duke Energy says the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline will lower ratepayers’ natural gas bills. (WRAL-TV)

UTILITIES: Advocacy groups in North Carolina say they will fight a proposed natural gas-fueled power plant in Asheville. (Charlotte Business Journal)

OIL TRAINS: A lawsuit against CSX was moved to a federal court in West Virginia where the rail operator is expected to file a motion to dismiss it. (Beckley Register-Herald)

COAL: Imaginations vary widely in Virginia about how to reuse former coal plant sites.(Virginia Public Radio)

COMMENTARY: More local jurisdictions are hiring “chief resiliency officers” to mitigate the effects of climate change. (Miami Herald)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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