A bimonthly digest of regional energy news
TVA reduced wholesale power rates but added a new grid access charge, which could disproportionately affect low-income families and small businesses.
In May, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld a Duke Energy-backed ruling that nonprofit group NC WARN violated the law by installing solar panels on and selling power to a Greensboro church.
Researchers identified over 4,000 cases of severe black lung disease over the past 50 years, with more than half occurring in the last 16 years.
In May, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case regarding mining companies' attempt to overturn Virginia's ban on uranium mining.
A county judge in Ohio upheld a decision to deny a request from Oxford Mining Company, LLC, to mine coal alongside a public road.
Duke University indefinitely delayed construction of a plant that would have run on natural gas and is exploring biogas captured from hog farm waste.
The Kentucky legislature declined to pass a bill that would have allowed the state and potentially utilities to set new rate structures that could have threatened the expansion of residential solar.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has proposed a revised rate structure that would increase fixed costs to consumers and potentially make it more difficult to install residential rooftop solar panels.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rolling back federal regulations on how utilities store coal ash, a toxic byproduct from coal-fired power plants.
The Trump administration officially ended a federal study that would have reviewed the human health impacts of living near mountaintop removal coal mining.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission allowed Duke Energy subsidiary Duke Energy Progress to raise its customers' utility bills in part to pay for state-mandated coal ash cleanup.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of violation to the operators of Collins Fork Surface Mine in February.
A bill that would change Tennessee's status as the only active coal mining state that does not have state control of coal mine permitting and oversight has passed the state house and senate.
Massive changes in Virginia's energy policy were signed into law last month, with many legislators crying foul.
The permit renewal for Neely's Creek Mine near Somerset, Ky., is being contested by a local environmental group.