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Does the Southeast need wholesale power markets in order to hit its renewable goals?

A new report from ACORE, the American Clean Power Association, and SEIA explores the benefits of instituting real-time, wholesale energy markets across the 12 Southeast states as a way to accelerate renewable resource adoption.

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ACCIONA gets a green light for Kentucky’s largest solar project

The 188 MW Fleming County Solar Project represents an exponential increase in solar capacity for the Bluegrass state and is part of a larger portfolio the company is developing for Amazon.

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Facebook and General Motors sign up for Kentucky solar

The two corporations signed up for solar energy capacity using Tennessee Valley Authority’s Green Invest program.

10 energy bills to watch in the 2021 state legislative session

From Hawaii banning fossil fuels to Kentucky outlawing floating solar PV, these 10 energy bills are worth watching in 2021

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Lawsuit challenges TVA’s anti-solar “never-ending contracts” with its utility customers

The utilities that buy power from TVA, and the 10 million people they serve, will be limited in accessing low-cost solar power unless a federal court invalidates what a lawsuit calls TVA’s “never-ending contracts.” Three citizens’ groups brought the lawsuit, claiming TVA violated a federal environmental law.

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Kentucky city of 28,000 selects 50 MW of solar to help lower electric bills

Henderson, Kentucky’s municipal utility selected 50 MW of solar, which will provide 15% of its annual electricity. “In western Kentucky we do have a pretty good solar resource,” says the utility’s general manager.

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Morning Brief: Rick Perry bucked Congress’s clean energy mandate

Also in the brief: How a conservative coal county built the biggest community solar energy project in East Kentucky. Why 30M solar rooftops should be in the next relief bill

The Southeast has become a dual peaking region

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has made that determination after studying the annual maximum peaks for 22 different utility planning authorities over from 1998 to 2018.

Solar could be installed on coalfields in West Virginia if The Nature Conservancy succeeds

Some former surface coal mines in central Appalachia could be repurposed for solar development. The Nature Conservancy, a global land conservancy with $1 billion in annual revenues, is exploring the options.

Midwest and Northern Tier states added 400 MW of small-scale solar in 2019

Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.

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