Tag: energy

ken plum

Ken Plum: Energy sustainability, resiliency

Those who were concerned that the 2016 Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency conference would be business as usual were in for a surprise.


Virginia Tech joins $20 million federal project to advance clean energy

Virginia Tech and eight other universities will work to advance clean energy through fossil fuels in a new $20 million project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.


tim kaine

Kaine applauds Senate passage of Energy Policy Modernization Act

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act.


Renewable energy in 2016

As we make our way deeper into 2016, all eyes are on the energy industry. Will things turn around for the better this year, after the less-than-stellar showing in 2015?


Can a household really run on geothermal energy?

There are so many different kinds of energy out there these days. Wind power, solar energy, hydro energy, etc. – they are all effective in their own way.


business

Area businesses awarded clean energy grant

The USDA Virginia Rural Development office announced $107,500 in clean energy grants to help seven rural Virginia businesses and one individual.


dominion virginia power

Dominion announces fourth-quarter, full-year 2015 earnings

Dominion Resources announced operating earnings for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015, of $416 million ($0.70 per share).


bernie sanders

New Bernie Sanders ad touts senator’s stand against Big Oil

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ stand against the proposed Bakken oil pipeline in Iowa is the focus of a new television ad set to begin airing on Wednesday in Iowa.


dominion virginia power

Dominion closes on final phase of solar sale to SunEdison

Dominion has closed on thefinal phase of its sale of a 33 percent ownership interest in 425 megawatts of solar generating capacity to SunEdison, Inc.


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Dominion Virginia Power plans $9.5 billion in infrastructure, upgrades

Dominion Virginia Power plans to invest nearly $2 billion per year through 2020 to add new, clean generation, including solar energy.


virginia

Governor announces actions to stimulate growth of renewable energy

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that the Commonwealth’s agencies will dramatically increase the use of renewable energy to power the state’s operations.


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Dominion Virginia Power details how customers can reduce energy usage, save on winter bills

Cold weather is on the way and with it the potential for increased energy usage to keep homes and businesses warm and comfortable.


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Warren County Power Station named Gas-Fired Project of the Year

Dominion Virginia Power’s newest power station is now an award winner. On December 7, Warren County Power Station was named Gas-Fired Project of the Year.


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Columbia Gas of Virginia eliminates cast iron from natural gas infrastructure

Columbia Gas of Virginia has eliminated the final segment of cast iron pipe from the company’s 5,000-mile underground natural gas pipeline infrastructure.


congress

Hurt, Goodlatte, Griffith energy bill passes House

The House passed H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act, which includes the language of H.R. 2929, the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act.


newspaper

Groups call for cultural attachment review of multiple proposed gas pipelines

More than 20 organizations in Virginia and West Virginia are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to include a Cultural Attachment review of all four of the major natural gas pipelines currently proposed for the Blue Ridge and Central Appalachian region in the Environmental Impact Statement review.


dominion virginia power

Dominion informs NRC of intent to seek second license renewal for Surry Power Station

Dominion Virginia Power, a unit of Dominion, today became the first U.S utility to notify the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its intent to file a second license renewal application for one of its nuclear stations. Surry Power Station would be one of the first nuclear stations in the nation to receive a second license extension if Dominion completes the process and the application is approved.


Activists disrupt Gov. Terry McAuliffe speech to protest pipeline

Five activists disrupted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s keynote address at the Biennial Natural Resources and Energy Law Symposium today by performing a poem written specifically for the governor and creatively demanding that he “call off” the proposed pipelines threatening to go through Virginia.


Can we harness coal without emitting ourselves into another Ice Age?

Today coal still accounts for some 40 percent of worldwide electricity generation. The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that global demand will continue rising to record levels, topping nine billion metric tons annually by 2019.


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Dominion asks State Corporation Commission to approve Greensville power station

Dominion Virginia Power has asked the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build a $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County.


Is there potential for kinetic energy to provide enough electricity to help replace fossil fuels?

Physicists define kinetic energy as the energy of motion (as opposed to potential energy, which represents an object’s stored energy). While there is not much that is practical that we can do with potential energy, kinetic energy is another matter.


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Dominion Virginia Power provides information on energy savings benefit of well-designed landscapes

Homeowners can beautify their homes, add to their comfort and make their homes more energy efficient when they plant the right shrubs and trees in the right place, experts say.


congress

SELC testifies before Congress on the need to consider the local communities impacted by natural gas pipelines on federal lands

Southern Environmental Law Center Senior Attorney Greg Buppert testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Wednesday on the failure of the proposed National Energy Security Corridors Act to account for the significant impacts that natural gas pipelines crossing federal lands would have on the surrounding local communities and private property.


virginia

Governor creates committee to reduce energy consumption in the private sector

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the formation of the Governor’s Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency. The Executive Committee is comprised of public and private sector stakeholders that will develop strategies and recommendations to achieve the goal of a ten percent reduction in retail electricity consumption in the Commonwealth by 2020.


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Richmond energy, environmental groups launch new solarize program

The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) announced the launch of their 2015 Solarize RVA program.


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Governor McAuliffe signs clean energy jobs legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe today performed a ceremonial signing of several bills that will significantly expand the growth of clean energy jobs in Virginia.


Report: Low-income Americans benefit from clean energy?

While climate change threatens the public health and economic well-being of everyone, low-income Americans are especially vulnerable to the extreme weather and dramatic increases in electricity costs associated with global warming, according to a new report released Wednesday by Natural Resources Defense Council.


virginia tech

Department of Energy awards Virginia Tech $2 million to help small and medium sized buildings save energy

Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institute has been awarded nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software for commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or less in size.


Energy East: Worse than Keystone XL?

The Energy East Pipeline is a $12 billion project proposed by TransCanada Corp. that will combine existing, converted natural gas pipelines with new pipeline construction to carry oil some 2,800 miles across Canada from Alberta’s tar sands fields to export terminals in Quebec and New Brunswick.


VCU researcher receives NSF grant to extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries

A VCU professor has received a five-year, $505,000 award from the National Science Foundation to make lithium-ion batteries — which power electric vehicles and portable electronic devices — far more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly.


Sarah Keller named assistant director of athletic academic services at VMI

Sarah Keller has been hired as VMI’s Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services. Keller will work primarily with VMI’s Olympic sports.


isaiah wilkins

Isaiah Wilkins getting more minutes for #2 UVA

UVA freshman forward Isaiah Wilkins hadn’t played in several games before he heard his name called Saturday at Notre Dame.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Advancing solutions for a stronger America

It is my hope that our colleagues in the Senate will take up the good bills coming out of the House and join us in advancing policies to build a stronger America for our children and grandchildren.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.


richmond spiders

Richmond defense suffocates St. Bonaventure, 60-41

Richmond’s defense locked down the visiting St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a 60-41 win at the Robins Center on Sunday afternoon.


virginia tech

Vacuum-steam treatment for invasive snails proves promising

The U.S. East Coast and some port areas such as Houston, Texas, are being invaded by snails that hitchhike in containers shipped from the Mediterranean.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech collaboration with Chilean university will address earthquakes, other challenges

Researchers and administrators from Austral University of Chile will visit Virginia Tech this week to finalize plans for joint research projects.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine introduces bill to streamline American LNG imports

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and six other colleagues to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: A sensible domestic energy policy will make life easier for Virginia families

As I travel across the Fifth District, I consistently hear about the numerous negative impacts high fuel costs create. High gas prices hurt families trying to pay their bills, making it more expensive to fill their tanks and increasing the price of groceries and other goods.


Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the third-ranked Cavs’ 83-72 win over Davidson on Tuesday.


Longwood Athletics: The offseason that wasn’t

All seasons must end, not only for the body to recover after withstanding the grind of a full cross country season, but also to allow our student-athletes to shift their focus to academics.


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UVA vice president Thomas Skalak named senior official of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle, officials announced Monday. The appointment is effective Feb. 1.


VMI basketball blows past Marist, 92-77

The VMI Keydets attempted 55 three-pointers, just one shy of their team record against a Division I opponent, and made 19 en route to a 92-77 win over the Marist Red Foxes.


richmond spiders

Richmond defense shuts down Howard in 54-41 win

The Richmond defense shut down Howard in the second half en route to a 54-41 win in the first game of the Gotham Classic at the Robins Center.


A brief history of agricultural time

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order 36, creating Virginia’s first Green Community Program

Governor McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 36, authorizing the creation of Virginia’s first Green Community Program.


virginia tech

Source of mid-plate volcanoes may be much closer than scientists thought

A recent discovery challenges conventional thought that volcanoes are caused when plates that make up the planet’s crust shift and release heat.


business

Being a good corporate citizen is strategic, says Virginia Tech researcher

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe announces jobs, economic development agenda

Governor Terry McAuliffe released his New Virginia Economic Strategic Plan and a series of legislative proposals aimed at accomplishing the plan’s mission of growing and diversifying the Virginia economy.


Taylor’s 34 points propel Longwood to 74-73 comeback win over Dartmouth

Longwood point guard Quincy Taylor broke out for a career-high 34 points, including 24 in the second half, to lead the Lancers to a 74-73 come-from-behind win over Dartmouth.