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Electric co-op in Georgia activates large community solar system

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SOLAR: An electric co-op in Georgia turns on a 1-megawatt system offering participating members credits on their bills. (PV-Tech)

ALSO:
Georgia-based Suniva strengthens its position as one of the largest solar cell makers outside of Asia. (ReCharge News)
•Why it’s so hard to get solar in Florida and why its solar Amendment 1 could make it even harder and more expensive. (Wired)

WIND: Falling costs and proximity to load centers harbor growing potential for offshore wind farms, including those eyed for the Southeast Atlantic coastline. (Utility Dive)

NUCLEAR:
• Florida Power & Light shuts down its St. Lucie 2 reactor as Hurricane Matthew crawls up the Atlantic coastline. (TCPalm.com)
• A year after its application, the TVA awaits permission to boost the power output at its Browns Ferry plant. (The News Courier)

EFFICIENCY:
Birmingham is investing about $60 million to upgrade 125 city buildings to cut energy and operational costs by $100 million over the next two years. (Alabama Media Group)
• The energy manager at the Fort Campbell, Kentucky Army base outlines how personal activities can drive savings on utility bills. (Fort Campbell Courier)

UTILITIES:
• Critics challenge Dominion Virginia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan for relying too much on natural gas. (Public News Service)
• Florida’s public counsel and Florida Power & Light agree to cut its proposed $1.3 billion rate hike by one-third. (POLITICO Florida)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: Senators step up their appeal for President Obama to block drilling off the Atlantic coast. (The Hill)

FRACKING: In Northwest Georgia, a drilling company explains how it would use air – not water and chemicals – to extract natural gas from a shale formation there. (Rome News-Tribune)

COAL: Georgia Power delays until Oct. 9 the demolition of a tall smokestack at its shuttered coal-fired Harlee Branch power plant. (Valdosta Daily Times)

CLIMATE: Drainage systems in south Florida are falling behind their ability to help deal with rising sea levels. (KCEN)

PIPELINES: Duke Energy completes its planned sale of a 3% stake in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Natural Gas Intelligence)

VIRGINIA: A debate in a key Congressional district reveals stark differences on how businesses can respond to climate change. (The Energy Fix blog)

COMMENTARY:
Biofuels are a wrong way to mitigate climate change. (The Cullman Times)
• The collection of climate data at a national center in North Carolina is essential for dealing with climate change. (Johnson City Press)
• Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is wrong to block uranium mining. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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