Energy news in brief

** Tribal leaders hope a large-scale solar project planned on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota can be a model for similar projects across the country.

** Two Republican lawmakers from Michigan introduce a resolution to prevent Canada from permitting a nuclear waste storage site near Lake Huron.

** A judge orders a Nebraska waste-to-energy plant to pay $32,000 for nonpayment of waste services to a landfill.

** Wind energy advocates join utilities and gas and coal mining groups to support streamlining federal environmental regulations, putting them at odds with environmental groups. 

** Staybridge Suites in Las Cruces, New Mexico announces the installation of the “first smart networked electric vehicle charger” in the city.

** Russian hackers from the military intelligence unit known as the GRU successfully targeted Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that once employed Hunter Biden as a board member, the New York Times reports.

** EQT Corp., the largest U.S. natural gas producer, plans to take a fourth-quarter write-down of up to $1.8 billion. EQT, which has major Appalachian operations, is the latest company to write down the value of U.S. assets amid a glut of supply and very low prices.

** Tesla shares on Monday soared past $500-per-share for the first time. It’s good news for the Silicon Valley electric automaker which has a way of lurching from near-crises to successes and has been buoyed by several recent developments.

** Sen. Cory Booker’s exit from the 2020 White House race means the field is losing a nuclear advocate whose views clashed with some top contenders.

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