OIL & GAS: The Trump administration is strongly considering a federal bailout for oil and gas companies affected by plummeting prices amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to people familiar with the deliberations. (Washington Post) UTILITIES: As utilities and grid operators restrict employee travel, a report warns electric utilities to prepare to operate with up to […]
A watchdog group shows a pattern of electric utilities supporting charities whose leaders in turn back bills or agency action favorable to companies.
SOLAR: Voters in Florida overwhelmingly approve Amendment 4 to exempt property taxes on solar equipment owned by residences and businesses. (POLITICO Florida) ALSO: • Backers of the successful Amendment 4 pivot to focus their opposition to the utility-backed Amendment 1 on the November 8 ballot. (Orlando Weekly) • Duke Energy and 33 utility-scale solar developers agree […]
NOTE TO READERS: Southeast Energy News is taking a break for Labor Day. The email digest will return on Tuesday, September 6. WIND: One of the biggest transfers of wind energy throughout the U.S. could hinge on the TVA’s decision by year’s end to buy electricity generated by wind turbines in Oklahoma and Texas via a […]
COAL ASH: • The dismissal of an ethics case earlier this year leaves unanswered questions about a 2015 meeting North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had with Duke Energy. (Southeast Energy News) ALSO: • A spokesman defends McCrory’s debate claim that the meeting was to tell Duke Energy he would veto an ash bill that had yet to […]