• A controversial power plant on the Duke University campus is now in limbo as the university trustees delay a vote on the proposed project. (Triad Business Journal)
• Meanwhile, in response to local opposition, Clemson University is reconsidering the proposed site on campus of a Duke Energy plant. (Charlotte Business Journal)

UTILITIES: in a Q&A, a Virginia lawmaker explains why he’ll no longer accept campaign donations from Dominion as he fights a law impacting the way customers are charged. (Southeast Energy News)

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WIND: A third measure has been introduced in a North Carolina House committee that imposes new restrictions on wind farms, ostensibly over concerns about compatibility with military bases. (Charlotte Business Journal)

• U.S. coal exports may increase as China turns away North Korean coal, but analysts aren’t predicting a comeback for the struggling industry. (WV Public Broadcasting)
The Trump administration’s environmental deregulations are not likely to boost tax revenues in coal-heavy states, including West Virginia. (Bloomberg BNA)
In parts of coal country, environmental regulations are creating jobs, not killing them. (WV Public Broadcasting)
Virginia’s Norfolk Southern railway says it is still committed to investing in coal. (Platts)

FRACKING: A nonprofit environmental group says the threat of fracking damage puts the Rappahannock River in Virginia at No. 5 of the 10 most-threatened rivers in the country. (Roanoke Times)

OIL: A Florida senator says he will fight drilling for oil off the state’s coast. (SaintPetersBlog)

• Following the release of its $9.2 billion loss related to Westinghouse’s bankruptcy filing, parent-company Toshiba’s survival is now being questioned. (Post and Courier)
• The future of the Vogtle project has become an issue in Georgia’s Sixth District congressional race. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

• One the top financiers of PACE projects is the subject of a federal court lawsuit under charges that the company fails to disclose loan limitations to its Florida consumers. (Sun Sentinel)
Atlanta-based Suniva, which has said U.S. producers are under attack from producers in Asia, is facing difficulties because of U.S.-China trade relations. (Global Atlanta)
A country in Virginia struggles with taxing and zoning issues as several solar companies are contacting landowners there about leasing their land for solar farms. (Free Lance-Star)
Tennessee has installed its first solar-powered public charging station at a shopping center in Knoxville. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

• An editorial says Dominion Virginia Power “should be applauded” for not contesting an amendment that requires the company study and assess potential coal ash pollution before seeking storage permits. (Free Lance-Star)
• The director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network says a coal mining bill being considered by state lawmakers is a multi-million dollar waste of taxpayer money. (Knoxville News-Sentinel)
Falling energy prices are affecting Mississippi as the state faces revenue shortfalls and related budget cuts. (Meridian Star)