A bimonthly digest of regional energy news
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.
A civil rights case brought by Uniontown, Ala., residents who argued that their health problems were caused by TVA coal ash dumped at a nearby landfill was dismissed.
A Kentucky net-metering bill that would allow the state to decide how much money residents with rooftop solar earn from the surplus power they produce narrowly passed the state House in March.
Electric utilities across the Southeast are proposing a variety of rate reforms that could raise utility bills and deter energy efficiency across the region.
While preliminary tree felling has been approved for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, the projects are still being met with staunch resistance from activists and lawmakers alike.
Duke Energy agreed to pay for multiple leakages from coal ash impoundments at three of its power plants.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously voted to reject U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's plan to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants.
Coal mining fatalities are nearly double what they were last year, and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration announced it would revisit a rule intended to protect miners from black lung disease.