Southeast Energy News

TVA still working with company accused of poisoning coal ash workers

EMISSIONS: A task force in Virginia is expected to propose new regulations to limit methane leaks from landfills and natural gas infrastructure. (Energy News Network)

COAL ASH: TVA has awarded $200 million in contracts to Jacobs Engineering, the contracting company accused of poisoning hundreds of coal ash cleanup workers. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

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SOLAR:
• A Florida lawmaker files a bill to legalize power purchase agreements across the state, allowing property owners to sell solar energy. (Miami New Times)
• Clean energy company Apex acquires four solar energy projects in Virginia totaling 442 MW. (Renewables Now)
• A Virginia county seeks public input on a large scale solar farm approved last year. (Daily Progress)
• A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida raves about the benefits of going solar. (WWSB)

WIND:
A Houston wind technician training program saw a 60 percent enrollment increase in 2018. (Denton Record-Chronicle)
• Italian utility Enel breaks ground on a 450 MW wind farm in Texas. (Renewables Now)

PIPELINES: A Virginia state representative urges lawmakers to invest in renewable energy instead of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (NBC 29)

OIL & GAS:
• Jobs in the Texas oil fields drop for the first time in nearly two years. (Bloomberg)
• The Gulf of Mexico will see an uptick in oil drilling for the first time since 2014, according to a consulting firm. (Houma Courier)
• Only 15 percent of oil and gas industry workers are female, so one woman launched an initiative to recruit more women. (CNBC)
• An Illinois company wins a $92 million contract to expand the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for bigger oil tankers. (E&E News, subscription)

COAL: Crews will begin salvaging sunken coal barges from the Ohio River near Louisville this week, the Army Corps of Engineers says. (Insider Louisville)

POLITICS: Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is the latest potential presidential candidate to support a Green New Deal. (Huffington Post)

COMMENTARY: South Carolina is being targeted for a solar energy revival this year, analysts say. (CleanTechnica)

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