Those who were concerned that the 2016 Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency conference would be business as usual were in for a surprise.
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.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act.
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?
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.
The USDA Virginia Rural Development office announced $107,500 in clean energy grants to help seven rural Virginia businesses and one individual.
Dominion Resources announced operating earnings for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015, of $416 million ($0.70 per share).
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 has closed on thefinal phase of its sale of a 33 percent ownership interest in 425 megawatts of solar generating capacity to SunEdison, Inc.
Dominion Virginia Power plans to invest nearly $2 billion per year through 2020 to add new, clean generation, including solar 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.
Cold weather is on the way and with it the potential for increased energy usage to keep homes and businesses warm and comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Richmond Region Energy Alliance (RREA) announced the launch of their 2015 Solarize RVA program.
Governor Terry McAuliffe today performed a ceremonial signing of several bills that will significantly expand the growth of clean energy jobs in Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
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 has been hired as VMI’s Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services. Keller will work primarily with VMI’s Olympic sports.
UVA freshman forward Isaiah Wilkins hadn’t played in several games before he heard his name called Saturday at Notre Dame.
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.
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’s defense locked down the visiting St. Bonaventure Bonnies in a 60-41 win at the Robins Center on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Researchers and administrators from Austral University of Chile will visit Virginia Tech this week to finalize plans for joint research projects.
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.
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.
UVA basketball Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the third-ranked Cavs’ 83-72 win over Davidson on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 36, authorizing the creation of Virginia’s first Green Community Program.
A recent discovery challenges conventional thought that volcanoes are caused when plates that make up the planet’s crust shift and release heat.
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.
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.