CLEAN ENERGY: A public-private partnership signs a deal to test emerging clean energy technologies on 65,000 acres of former coal mine land in Southwest Virginia. (Virginia Mercury)

ALSO: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says Toyota’s new battery plant investment shows the state is emerging as a hub in the growing clean energy economy. (WRAL)





UTILITIES: Several nonprofit advocacy groups file a motion demanding that the Tennessee Valley Authority make its integrated resource planning process more open and transparent. (news release)

CARBON CAPTURE: Carbon capture researchers, engineers and boosters discuss the technology’s potential to “future-proof” the Southeast Texas economy. (12 News Now)

HYDROGEN: U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito discuss the benefits of a planned hydrogen hub with West Virginia business leaders. (Weirton Daily Times)

GEOTHERMAL: A Georgia community planned and developed by the CEO of Chick-fil-A is entirely heated and cooled by geothermal energy. (Commercial Observer) 

COMMENTARY: A columnist writes that Florida calls itself the “Sunshine State” — so why did it just turn down its share of a $7 billion federal fund to help lower-income residents install solar panels? (Florida Phoenix)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.