SOLAR: North Carolina solar installers ask state regulators to delay the onset of reduced payments to non-residential customers such as businesses and schools, arguing Duke Energy hasn’t provided adequate notice of the new rates. (WFAE) 


WIND: Federal regulators complete their environmental analysis of Dominion Energy’s Virginia offshore wind farm, marking a major milestone for the project set to begin construction next year. (WVEC, Virginia Business)


PIPELINES: Oklahoma homeowners worry about a pipeline that was breached during construction work and leaked oil for four hours. (KOCO)




  • Federal officials determine last year’s Winter Storm Elliott resulted in an ​​unprecedented 90,500 MW of power outages across the East Coast, significantly more than the 2021 winter storm that nearly took down Texas’ grid. (Power Engineering)
  • Dominion Energy progresses toward its goal of burying 4,000 miles of power lines in Virginia and North Carolina. (Axios)




COMMENTARY: A self-proclaimed “Georgia capitalist” and owner of a wire company embraces the clean energy transition and its many economic benefits. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Editor’s note: Yesterday’s digest included an item about the Air Force’s first electric aircraft charging station, which was built at a base in Florida, Ohio — not the state of Florida.

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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.