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)

SOLAR:
• 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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CLEAN ENERGY:
• 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)

OVERSIGHT:
• 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. (NOLA.com)

COMMENTARY:
• 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)

Source: https://energynews.us/digests/southeast-utilities-among-most-vulnerable-to-climate-change/

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