Southeast Energy News

TVA pulls out of Alabama nuclear plant deal; company sues

• The company seeking to buy Alabama’s Bellefonte Nuclear Plant sues Tennessee Valley Authority for breach of contract after it pulled out of a deal. (
• A Georgia Public Service Commission runoff race reignites the debate over the Vogtle nuclear plant. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
• Dominion Energy’s latest offer to buy SCANA would require the average SCE&G customer to pay $1,600 each for the failed nuclear project before it’s paid off in 20 years. (Post and Courier)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: The Trump administration allows seismic testing for oil and gas companies in the Atlantic Ocean, saying companies can “incidentally, but not intentionally, harass marine mammals.” (Texas Public Radio)

• An industrial gas company partners with NextEra to buy power from a Texas wind farm. (North American Wind Power)
• North Carolina towns have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue from the state’s wind moratorium. (Coastal Review Online)

• Five more Arlington County, Virginia schools will get rooftop solar panels. (WDVM)
Solar is booming in South Florida because of solar cooperatives and local renewable energy policies. (WLRN)

Five of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies agree to a settlement with state regulators and pay overdue coal transportation fees. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
• Tennessee mine rescue teams could be disbanded as the coal industry continues to decline. (Tennessean)

COAL ASH: TVA opens a 30-day public comment period asking for public input on what to do with coal ash storage at a former power plant. (Commercial Appeal)

• Five million dollars in Atlantic Coast Pipeline mitigation money will go toward building a park in Albemarle County, Virginia. (Daily Progress)
• Local, regional, and state groups gather to protest the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in North Carolina. (Rocky Mount Telegram)
• A regional advocacy group requests an investigation of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s firing of two air pollution board members before a vote on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Augusta Free Press)
• Attorneys for Louisiana landowners express frustration that a judge won’t let an eminent domain trial over the Bayou Bridge Pipeline focus on environmental as well as financial issues. (Courthouse News Service)

• Florida Power & Light will build a new natural gas plant in South Florida and elevate it 11 feet to protect it from sea level rise. (Miami Herald)
• An energy company launches a 90-day open season for crude oil shipment commitments on a Texas pipeline. (Oil & Gas Journal)
• Texas lawmakers move to secure billions of dollars in the state’s rainy day fund — money from oil and gas production taxes — instead of using it for Hurricane Harvey recovery or education. (Dallas Morning News)

• Florida cities and counties lead the way on renewable energy and mitigation plans to adapt to climate change. (WJCT)
• Scientists talk to West Virginia University students about natural gas vs. coal and talking to climate change skeptics. (Dominion Post)

• Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam bending to Dominion Energy’s will is disappointing but not surprising, an editorial board says. (Staunton News Leader)
• President Dwight Eisenhower’s vision for nuclear power in America is alive and well with Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear plant, an engineering professor says. (Augusta Chronicle)

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