• Florida’s investor-owned utilities attacked the proposed solar choice Constitutional amendment as briefs start arriving at the state’s Supreme Court. (Orlando Sentinel)

North Carolina’s Supreme Court rules Duke Energy can take years to clean up its leaking coal ash dumps. (Associated Press)
• Citizen groups push Georgia Power to remove coal ash waste from a shuttered plant. (Thomasville Times Enterprise)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: South Carolina won’t reverse a permit authorizing seismic tests oil and natural gas. (The Post & Courier)

• As more coal company stocks decline, many risk ejection from the New York Stock Exchange. (ClimateWire)
Citizen groups charge that reports a Kentucky coal company issued to correct earlier false data also contained false information. (Kentucky Herald-Leader)
• Bill to speed conversion of an Asheville, North Carolina coal plant to natural gas is ready for Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature. (Charlotte Business Journal)

• Mississippi’s Supreme Court affirms refunding a 2013 rate hike earmarked for a proposed coal gasification plant. (The Sun Herald)
Southport, North Carolina aldermen approve transferring assets from its electric utility to Duke Energy. (Wilmington Star News)

PIPELINES: A poll paid for by an energy group indicates support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Waynesboro News Virginian)

NUCLEAR: A think tank asserts Virginia could supply almost all of its power needs from nuclear energy while becoming a leading industry supplier. (The Washington Times)

• Duke Energy persuaded North Carolina lawmakers change a law so it wouldn’t have to comply with certain coal ash regulations. (Southern Environmental Law Center)
• Corporate social responsibility with renewable power: is Coca-Cola next? (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)
Clean energy now outpaces agricultural exports in Florida, despite Gov. Rick Scott’s climate views. (The Energy Fix blog)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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