PIPELINES: Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality said it provided inaccurate information about how it plans to review the impact of two gas pipelines on water quality. (Roanoke Times)

• Southern Co.’s CEO told shareholders Wednesday it may take until summer to determine whether to continue the nuclear project at the Vogtle plant in Georgia. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Westinghouse has issued a lockout notice to employees at its New Hampshire manufacturing facility, which makes parts slated to be used in nuclear projects in Georgia and South Carolina. (Utility Drive)
The South Carolina Public Service Commission voted Wednesday to unseal documents for the Summer nuclear project. (The State)

NATURAL GAS: HenderSun Energy is looking to finance the building of a natural gas plant project in Kentucky. (WKU)

• As the Kentucky Mining Board holds its final meeting next week and its responsibilities are distributed to other agencies, safety advocates worry about the well-being of the state’s coal miners. (WKU)
• A handful of activists, some of them former coal workers, continue to fight mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia. (E&E News)

• A new report from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center shows an industry-wide trend toward more complex net metering and rate design. (Utility Drive)
Two new solar co-ops in Miami were announced Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 12. (WLRN)
A 52 MW solar project has broken ground for a Mississippi co-op. (Solar Industry)

POLITICS: The three Democratic candidates for Virginia’s lieutenant governor said they will not take campaign contributions from Dominion Energy. (Washington Post)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric cars continue to grow in popularity, even in conservative states like Tennessee. (Climate Central)

GRID: Florida Power & Light said it is strengthening its Boca Raton power grid to make it more reliable and storm resilient. (Boca Raton Tribune)

• In addition to environmental benefits, jobs and economic development are good reasons to embrace renewable energy in Virginia. (Free Lance-Star)
Virginia’s lieutenant governor, who is running for governor, proposed the state build a new university with renewable energy as one of its core areas of study – and he might be on to something. (Roanoke Times)