Tag: energy

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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.

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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.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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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.

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 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.

Richmond energy, environmental groups launch new solarize program

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