Daily Digest

Climate change poses risk to Southeast power reliability

CLIMATE:
•  Climate change poses a big risks to electricity reliability in the Southeast U.S. (Center for American Progress)
• The Palm Beach County, Florida climate change coordinator lays out her priorities. (Palm Beach Post)

NORTH CAROLINA:
The legislature is set to keep the state’s renewable electricity requirement after dropping its 35% tax credit. (Charlotte Business Journal)
• Solar advocates say repealing the state’s 35% tax credit will hurt rural counties the most. (Fayetteville Observer)

SOUTH CAROLINA: With public comments in, regulatory staffers are to issue a report on cost-shifting associated with distributed energy by year’s end. (Greentech Media)

TRANSPORTATION: Nashville rolls out new downtown electric buses to replace its hybrid fleet. (Nashville Public Radio)

WIND: Arkansas lawmakers ask who has the last say in a power line proposed to transmit wind-generated electricity from Oklahoma to Tennessee. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

SOLAR: Who’s behind competing proposed constitutional amendments about solar’s future in Florida. (Orlando Weekly)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: Hurricanes pose an added risk of oil spills if the Atlantic Coast is opened to drilling. (Louisiana Weekly)

FRACKING: If passed, North Carolina’s new budget would authorize funds to assess the potential for fracking. (Greensboro News & Record)

POWER LINES: South Carolina residents are upset over a proposed transmission line meant to deliver power to North Carolina. (Spartanburg Herald Journal)

COAL: Alpha Natural Resources is hammering out deals with creditors and miners in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia to restructure in bankruptcy court. (The Wall Street Journal)

COMMENTARY:
Florida’s electric utilities are underperforming on renewables and efficiency and dangerously doubling down on natural gas. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)
County governments are the last line of defense in Florida to the impacts of climate change. (Miami Herald)

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