GRID: Texans are installing backup generators or solar-plus-storage systems because of increasing concerns about the electricity grid’s reliability. (Houston Chronicle)

• Arkansas regulators’ decision to keep net metering rules in place are a lifeline for the state’s solar industry, experts say. (InsideClimate News)
• Clean energy groups commend Arkansas regulators’ net metering decision, but a business group and utilities say solar customers may not pay their “fair share.” (Talk Business & Politics)
• Duke Energy’s three newly proposed solar projects in Florida are part of a 2017 settlement to build 700 MW of solar by 2022. (WUSF)
• A historic home in Roswell, Georgia, will install solar and become “the oldest net zero home in America,” developers say. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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COAL: Six Murray Energy subsidiaries file mass layoff notices for 2,453 employees in West Virginia. (Huntington Herald Dispatch)

• An oil and gas company plans to shut down production ahead of tropical depression Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. (S&P Global)
• A Houston drill pipe manufacturer says it may layoff its entire workforce of  nearly 500 people due to the economic downturn. (Houston Chronicle)

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POLITICS: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s push for carbon reduction goals has made him a target of President Trump. (E&E News, subscription)

• A columnist says the South Carolina Public Service Commission may be changing its ways and questioning monopoly utilities more. (Post and Courier)
• A solar industry executive writes that community solar is progressing even during the pandemic because it’s affordable and accessible. (Solar Power World)
• Utilities’ efforts to gut Florida’s net metering law could spell trouble for the solar industry, says the president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. (Tampa Bay Times)

Lyndsey Gilpin is a freelance journalist based in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. She compiles the Southeast Energy News daily email digest. Lyndsey is the publisher of Southerly, a weekly newsletter about ecology, justice, and culture in the American South. She is on the board of directors for the Society of Environmental Journalists.