Daily Digest

Tennessee officials keep nuclear waste details from public

NOTE TO READERS: Southeast Energy News is taking a break for Thanksgiving. The daily digest will return on Monday, November 28.

NUCLEAR: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has removed data from its website about how much low-level nuclear waste is going into other landfills, saying it is confidential. (Tennessean)

ALSO:
• A small South Carolina county will consider taking legal action against SCANA today because the company’s failed Summer nuclear project will not deliver tens of millions of dollars in annual property fees, as promised. (Post and Courier)
• A federal judge upheld a lawsuit by three environmental groups against Florida Power & Light over alleged water pollution from its Turkey Point nuclear plant. (Reuters)

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COAL ASH: Duke Energy and North Carolina’s utility consumer advocates are still haggling over how much consumers should pay for coal ash cleanups, but reached a partial agreement on a rate increase that is lower than what the utility was seeking. (WFAE)

PIPELINES: FERC issued a certificate for the expansion of the WB XPress Project in West Virginia and Virginia to move forward. (Natural Gas Intel)

UTILITIES:
A rate increase requested by Mississippi Power is separate from its bid to recover costs from its failed Kemper “clean coal” plant, which is likely to also increase customers’ rates. (Utility Dive)
The proposal submitted to Florida’s Constitutional Revision Commission could allow residents to choose where they want to buy their electricity. (Gainesville Sun)

BIOMASS: More than 100 scientists signed a letter to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper that says the wood pellet processing industry is damaging to the environment. (Daily Journal)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: A Florida lawmaker is backing an amendment to a bill that would make an offshore moratorium permanent. (Naples Daily News)

COAL: A Kentucky coal mine supervisor has been fined $2,000 and placed on probation for falsifying a safety-inspection record. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

NATURAL GAS:
A look at China Energy Investment and its $84 billion deal with West Virginia. (Metro News)
• Atlanta-based UPS announced it will buy 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year for its vehicle fleet. (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

SOLAR: The U.S. International Trade Commission sent a report to President Trump that details proposed trade duties on imported solar panels and how it arrived at its unanimous decision that domestic producers are being unfairly harmed. (Utility Dive)

WIND: Apex Clean Energy is still looking for a buyer for its proposed wind farm in Virginia and does not yet have a start date for construction because of bat activity in the area. (WDBJ 7)

OIL:
• The top 20 onshore U.S. petroleum spills since 2010 includes several states in the Southeast: South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana. (Associated Press)
• A Louisiana lawmaker added an amendment to proposed legislation that could increase the state’s offshore oil revenue for coastal restoration and protection as much as $100 million in the coming years. (Times Picayune)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The Atlanta City Council on Monday passed an EV charging ordinance. (Atlanta Business Chronicle, subscription)

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