Southeast Energy News

Virginia considers slowing clean energy transition due to pandemic

RENEWABLES: Some Virginia lawmakers want to slow down the timeline of Virginia’s historic renewable energy legislation because of the coronavirus pandemic, but others disagree. (WVTF)

COAL: Twenty-four coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice agree to pay more than $5 million in overdue mine health and safety fines and fees. (Ohio Valley Resource)

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SOLAR: One of Tesla’s biggest solar installations yet is an 18 kilowatt system on a home in Orlando, Florida. (Electrek)

EFFICIENCY: The EPA honors Entergy Arkansas for energy efficiency efforts among its 700,000 customers. (Arkansas Business)

NUCLEAR: Southern Company warns investors that the pandemic could affect construction on Plant Vogtle in Georgia. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

OIL & GAS:
Seven oil and gas industry associations and about 40 Texas energy companies form a coalition to address flaring and methane emissions. (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
Louisiana oil and gas industry executives say they’re facing the worst crisis in 100 years, and the future of the industry is uncertain. (Daily Advertiser)
The head of Cheniere Energy discusses the liquefied natural gas industry, the Permian Basin and the company’s business model. (Houston Chronicle)
Entergy starts operations at its new $872 million natural gas-fired power plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Kallanish Energy)
An Arkansas oil company says it is slashing spending due to plummeting oil prices. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

PIPELINES: Cheniere asks federal regulators for permission to put an Oklahoma natural gas pipeline in service. (Reuters)

UTILITIES: Dominion Energy, which now owns South Carolina utility SCE&G, wants to postpone its plan to change customers’ power bills due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Post and Courier)

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