Daily Digest

Amazon to back Virginia’s largest solar farm

SOLAR: Amazon announces it will back an 80 MW solar farm in Virginia, by far the state’s largest. (International Business Times)

ALSO:
• Business and minority groups file briefs opposing a solar power amendment in Florida. (Tampa Bay Times)
• Duke Energy sidesteps the solar debate in North Carolina. (Bloomberg)
• A 4 MW solar project is dedicated in Georgia. (Macon Telegraph)
• A major solar firm plans to expand its presence in South Carolina. (SeeNews)

EPA:
• The EPA announces it will seek emissions limits on airplanes. (New York Times)
• At a meeting in New Orleans, the new chairman of the Edison Electric Institute says the Clean Power Plan is President Obama’s “legacy.” (EnergyWire)

FRACKING: A poor North Carolina community becomes the center of a fight over fracking. (Winston-Salem Journal)

COAL: North Carolina lawmakers advance a bill to facilitate the replacement of the Asheville coal plant. (Charlotte Business Journal)

COAL ASH: In an interview, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good says the Dan River coal ash spill “never should have happened” but was “relatively small.” (Charlotte Business Journal)

PIPELINES: Advocates say an official transcript from a recent FERC meeting on a proposed natural gas pipeline is “literally incomprehensible.” (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

TRANSMISSION:
• Arkansas’ congressional delegation asks the Energy Department to extend the comment period on a proposed transmission line. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
• A French company plans a new manufacturing facility in Tennessee to supply the Plains and Eastern Clean Line and other projects. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

UTILITIES:
• Florida’s governor signs a bill making reforms to the state’s Public Service Commission. (SaintPetersBlog)
• The Sierra Club seeks to intervene in an Arkansas rate case. (Arkansas News)

COMMENTARY: In most states, it was another rough legislative session for the coal industry. (NRDC Switchboard)

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