Daily Digest

How West Virginia can meet Clean Power Plan goals

CLIMATE:
• A new analysis outlines how West Virginia can meet Clean Power Plan standards with more efficiency, renewables and natural gas. (The Charleston Gazette)
Asheville, North Carolina’s Anna Jane Joyner talks about converting Christian believers into potent advocates for the planet. (Rolling Stone)
• A new study shows environmentalism can mediate two main drivers of climate change: population growth and affluence. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR:
• The Florida PSC is accepting comments on solar energy through June 23. (Orlando Sentinel)
North Carolina holds on to 4th place for new U.S. solar construction in the first quarter of 2015. (Charlotte Business Journal)
• A solar installer hiring in North Carolina is struggling to find qualified electricians and construction workers. (Fayetteville Observer)

OIL & GAS: The global collapse in oil prices has producers and analysts rethinking the natural gas boom, too. (The Wall Street Journal)

COAL:
• A CNX Coal IPO could reflect future bids to value coal assets in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. (Pittsburgh Business Times)
• About 200 miners in West Virginia could be back to work soon at Bluestone Resources, run by gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

WIND: The foundations for the first U.S. offshore wind farm are being built in Louisiana. (The Providence Journal)

ALTERNATIVE FUELS: The Georgia Alternative Fuel Road Show runs weekdays through June 26. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy blog)

POLITICS: Hillary Clinton earns kudos from Tom Steyer and others for spotlighting U.S. opportunities for clean energy leadership. (Politico)

CLEAN ENERGY: Florida has the potential to be a U.S. leader in clean energy. (Jacksonville Business Journal)

COMMENTARY:
• Ignoring rising sea levels and other climate changes imperils the Virginia Beach-Hampton Roads region. (The Virginian-Pilot)
• Virginia needs to strengthen its fracking regulations. (Power for the People VA blog)

 

 

 

 

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