Southeast Energy News

Who will benefit from Kentucky’s solar growth?

GRID: Texas electricity prices surged 700 percent on a cold morning in Dallas while power plants were shut down for maintenance and wind energy lagged. (Bloomberg)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Korean company breaks ground on a battery manufacturing plant in Georgia that will supply batteries for electric vehicles in North America. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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SOLAR:
• Kentucky lawmakers’ decision to roll back net metering bucks pro-solar legislation passed in several other states like Arkansas. (Utility Dive)
• The Kentucky net metering bill, which cuts rates paid for surplus solar power, raises questions about who gets to benefit from solar power in the state. (WFPL)
• Entergy Arkansas is working with NextEra Energy on a 100 MW solar project in the state. (Power Engineering)
• The battle over a massive proposed solar farm in Spotsylvania County, Virginia heats up as residents continue to debate the pros and cons. (WAMU)

PIPELINES: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper spoke to the CEO of Duke Energy days before issuing permitting for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (The State)

OIL & GAS:
• A Florida court says that an order approving an oil drilling proposal for the Everglades had been “issued in error.” (Sun Sentinel)
• A Canadian pension fund and U.S. energy company partner to invest in natural gas pipelines in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins. (Reuters)
• A Texas natural gas company CEO says he backs a carbon tax. (Axios)
• A fire at a petrochemical storage facility in Houston is still blazing, though schools are starting to reopen. (CNN)
• The liquefied natural gas industry wants to be an outlet for the record amount of methane being produced and burned off in the Permian Basin. (Houston Chronicle)

OFFSHORE DRILLING:
• The Trump administration wants a judge to allow preparatory work for offshore drilling while a lawsuit challenging it moves through the courts. (Associated Press)
• The Pooler, Georgia city council approves a resolution to oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. (Savannah Morning News)

 

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