Daily Digest

Solar market in Georgia set to blossom

SOLAR:
Georgia Power and local solar companies are set to pounce on the rooftop solar market. (EnergyWire)
South Carolina Electric & Gas agrees to add 84 megawatts of solar by 2021 and offer incentives for customer-owned projects. (Charlotte Business Journal)
Disney World will be powered increasingly by solar energy after Duke Energy Florida receives approval for a 5 megawatt facility. (Orlando Business Journal)
Solar bulk-purchasing in West Virginia continues to grow, with a new community co-op starting in Charleston. (CleanTechnica)

STORAGE: Southern Co. and Tesla agree to test commercial-scale battery storage. (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NUCLEAR: The NRC has cleared a path to a full-power operating license for TVA’s Watts Bar 2 reactor. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

COAL:
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, asserts the Obama administration is neglecting “clean coal” research. (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
• New natural gas power plants can replace the wattage, but not the jobs, running  labor-intensive coal plants. (Wheeling News-Register, West Virginia)

COAL ASH: TVA is seeking public input about plans to expand a coal ash landfill in Clinton, Tennessee. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

OIL & GAS:
•  A Louisiana House panel voted to create a task force to study abandoned oil and gas wells. (Houma Today, Louisiana)
• Drilling tests begin in a North Carolina county to assess fracking potential. (Fayetteville Observer)

SUSTAINABILITY:
• Here are six ways Wilmington, North Carolina is reducing waste and energy use. (Wilmington Star News)
• Want to conserve energy with a custom-designed home? Try this monolithic dome home in Mentone, Alabama  (The Birmingham News)

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