Southeast utilities among most vulnerable to climate change – Energy News Network

UTILITIES: Utilities in Florida, Texas, and on the East Coast are some of the most at-risk for hurricane and climate change vulnerability, according to a Moody’s Investor report. (Utility Dive)

• Two Kentucky utilities propose to build the state’s largest solar project, with Dow and Toyota buying most of the power. (Lexington Herald Leader)
• A solar cooperative in southwest Florida is helping homeowners afford to install rooftop solar. (WBBH)
• Appalachian Power, which does not own any solar projects, reopens its call for solar bids after an initial round “did not result in any viable projects.” (Roanoke Times)
• A canopy-like solar structure and solar trees are installed at an amphitheater at Miami’s Bayfront Park as part of Florida Power & Light’s effort to increase its solar capacity. (Miami’s Community Newspapers)

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• Orlando, Florida, officials want to power every home and business in the city with 100% clean energy by 2050, but say they still aren’t sure how they’re going to do it. (WMFE)
• At an Oklahoma renewable energy conference, developers discuss battery storage, solar projects and more. (Oklahoman)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Virginia’s largest school district in Fairfax County will receive funding from Dominion for eight new electric school buses as part of the utility’s statewide program. (Fairfax Times) 

COAL: An advocacy group in Kentucky launches a campaign to pressure Congress to pass a package of “just transition” bills to help coal communities. (Hazard Herald)

• Kentucky utility regulators sue an advocacy group to limit public records access and keep conversations between commissioners, lobbyists and lawmakers confidential. (WFPL)
• The Trump administration ends federal protection for many of the nation’s millions of miles of streams and wetlands, which could make them more vulnerable to pollution in places like Louisiana. (

• Duke Energy has helped North Carolina become a solar leader, writes a representative for the company. (Star News Online)
• A major community solar program proposed in Florida would help the state become a leader in home solar, a clean energy organization writes. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)


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