ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Residents in a Florida city’s predominantly Black north end worry about development of a natural gas export terminal at the site of a former paper mill many blame for high cancer rates. (E&E News)

STORAGE:
• Tennessee officials announce South Korea-based company LG Chem will use a $40 million state economic incentive to build a $3.2 billion cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. (Associated Press)
• Hyundai will partner with LG Energy Solution and SK On to build three battery factories in Georgia as it ramps up its domestic electric vehicle chain. (CleanTechnica)

SOLAR:
• The U.S. Department of Justice and EPA reach a settlement with a rural Alabama solar farm over Clean Water Act violations. (Montgomery Advertiser)
• Charlotte, North Carolina, officials must decide whether to stick with construction of a solar farm as inflation, rising interest, tariffs and supply chain issues increase its cost by 25%. (WFAE)
• A Virginia solar and roofing contractor announces it will relocate and add 410 more jobs. (Virginia Business)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• The U.S. Postal Service’s Atlanta hub is the epicenter of its shift toward electric vehicles, although critics say the federal government is too focused on building EV charging infrastructure instead of purchasing more electric postal trucks outright. (Washington Post)
• South Carolina schools coordinate with utilities to prepare for the addition of 148 electric buses in 16 school districts. (Canary Media)
• A Florida city approves a 10-year deal with Florida Power & Light to install four electric vehicle charging stations. (TC Palm)

COAL ASH: A report finds every coal-fired power plant owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority in Tennessee is leaking dangerous levels of unsafe contaminants, and the TVA’s shuttered Allen Fossil Plant ranks as the 10th worst in the country. (Tennessee Lookout)

WIND: A Texas county board approves a reinvestment zone to spur a company to build a wind farm of about 50 turbines. (KWES)

RENEWABLES: Some Oklahoma school districts face revenue losses after state courts rule federal production tax credits used in construction of wind and solar farms can no longer be included in property valuations that determine energy companies’ taxes. (NonDoc)

EMISSIONS: North Carolina regulators prepare to make a decision before the end of the year on Duke Energy’s plan to reduce emissions 70% by 2030. (Wilmington Star-News)

NUCLEAR:
• Advocates for building a small nuclear reactor in Virginia’s southwest coal country say Dominion Energy’s two reactors and state institutional experience with nuclear energy demonstrate the technology’s safety. (Cardinal News)
• Virginia lawmakers say they have no interest in overturning the state’s ban on uranium mining even after a Canadian company bought property that sits on the country’s largest undeveloped uranium deposit. (Cardinal News)

GAS: Dominion Energy continues to pursue investment in renewable natural gas projects even after its partner RNG was bought out by BlackRock. (S&P Global)

CLIMATE:
• Residents of a former island community struggle to adapt to rising seas along Virginia’s coastline years after leaving their eroding home. (Washington Post)
• A Marine Corps base on the hurricane-prone South Carolina coast becomes a model for other military bases dealing with climate change. (NPR)

COMMENTARY: Virginia finally begins a Dominion Energy shared solar program, but faces high hurdles to adoption, writes an energy columnist. (Virginia Mercury)

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Mason Adams

Mason has worked as a journalist since 2001, covering Appalachian communities and the issues that affect them. He compiles the Southeast Energy News digest. Mason previously worked as a wildlife biologist before moving into journalism by freelancing at Coast Weekly in Monterey, California, before taking an internship in 2001 at High Country News. He wrote for the Enterprise Mountaineer in western North Carolina and the Roanoke Times in western Virginia before going freelance in 2012. His work has appeared in Southerly, Daily Yonder, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, WVPB’s Inside Appalachia and elsewhere. Mason was born and raised in Clifton Forge, Virginia, and now lives with his family and a small herd of goats in Floyd County, Virginia.