Southeast Energy News

TVA withdraws permit to store coal ash at power plant

COAL ASH: The Tennessee Valley Authority withdraws all applications for a new coal ash storage facility at the Bull Run Fossil Plant — a plan that has been heavily opposed by the surrounding community for years. (WBIR)

PIPELINES: Dominion Energy asks federal regulators for two more years to complete the long-delayed $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Reuters)

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WIND: Wholesale wind power companies report an 18% increase in sales compared to the first quarter of last year, with Texas playing a huge role. (S&P Global)

SOLAR: A solar company installing more than 15,000 solar panels on Emory University in Georgia says the school exemplifies the leadership role universities can take with renewables. (Saporta Report)

NUCLEAR: A federal judge rules Jacksonville Electric Authority is legally bound to buy power for 20 years from Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors in Georgia. (Florida Times-Union)

OVERSIGHT:
Texas environmental regulators 40% fewer formal enforcement actions resulting in fines for polluters than it did during the same period in 2019, according to a Grist analysis. (Grist)
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the board of a northern Virginia electric cooperative. (Northern Virginia Daily)

COAL: A coalition of eight community and environmental groups send a letter to the U.S. bankruptcy court overseeing Blackjewel’s proceedings that outlines updates on the coal company’s failure to reclaim former mines. (WTVQ)

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RENEWABLES: Bexar County, where San Antonio is located, has lost 10% of its clean energy jobs. (San Antonio Business Journal, subscription)

OIL & GAS: Taylor Energy sues the U.S. Coast Guard, arguing it is not liable for costs or damages related to a 15-year oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. (WWLTV)

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