A bimonthly digest of regional energy news
News updates concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duke Energy, Old Dominion Power, Dominion Energy, and local power companies.
Federal regulators have reopened the permit process for a proposed 422-acre mine in Campbell County, Tenn., which was met with objections from environmental groups.
President Donald Trump's administration has made numerous cuts to environmental protections including those for methane emissions, protected waters, light bulb standards, and coal ash storage.
The governors of North Carolina and Virginia both announced clean energy goals that include full carbon neutrality in the power generation sector by 2050
An August 2019 federal audit of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration found that mine safety penalties did not contribute to the overall safety of mining operations.
A new Kentucky law limiting the tax credit for residential solar net metering will take effect in 2020.
A Public Herald investigation found that Pennsylvania regulators have allowed 14 sewage treatment plants to leak radioactive fracking waste into 13 state waterways.
An analysis of three Southeast wood pellet mills and the European biomass energy plants they supply found that burning trees for electricity contributes heavily to carbon pollution.
A selection of energy news from around the Appalachian region.
Environmental groups have sued three coal facilities and one chemical plant for the alleged illegal pollution of adjacent waterways.
Two coal company bankruptcies in July resulted in retroactively withdrawn paychecks from coal miners and an unclear future for roughly 13,000 acres of unreclaimed mine land.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be accepting public comments on the 73-mile fracked-gas pipeline through Sept. 16, 2019.
Approximately 150 Appalachian coal miners, widows and their loved ones visited Capitol Hill in July to demand that Congress reinstate a tax rate on coal companies for black lung healthcare and benefits.
Eight communities in Southwest Virginia achieved designation under the nationwide SolSmart program in July for taking steps to pave the way for solar projects in their municipalities.
U.S. House of Representatives co-sponsors for the RECLAIM Act grew after a coalition of coal mine reclamation advocates traveled to the nation's capital to express their support for the bill that would accelerate the spending of money in the in the federal abandoned mine cleanup fund.