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Dominion's Natural Gas Gamble Looks Risky for Ratepayers

April 18, 2015 by Ivy Main
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Dominion and Ratepayer Risks

Dominion Resources and its regulated subsidiary, Dominion Virginia Power, are gambling big on natural gas. But while the utility giant will be a winner if gas prices stay low over the next 20 years, the risk of losing this bet is very real—and the risk is being borne disproportionately by Virginia consumers.[read more]

Virginia Energy: Surprise Endings to a Week of Bad News on Energy and Climate Bills

February 7, 2015 by Ivy Main
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More than a hundred representatives of energy efficiency and renewable energy businesses descended on Richmond Tuesday for Clean Energy Lobby Day. After meetings with legislators, many of them stayed to attend a critical subcommittee meeting where most of this year’s clean energy bills came up for votes.[read more]

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Utility Clean Energy Deployment: Do Enough Customers and Stakeholders Care in Virginia?

August 5, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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Utilities and Clean Energy

Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff's has advice to clean energy advocates: “Consumers must hold electric utilities and their regulators accountable and insist upon accelerating the deployment of clean energy and managing the transition to distributed generation (including rooftop solar) and open electricity markets.”[read more]

Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Needs

July 21, 2014 by Rod Adams

Dominion Energy is planning a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia that will have two branches, one that goes to the Tidewater area near Norfolk, VA and one that goes into North Carolina. Dominion started surveying the route, but local landowners resisted.[read more]

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Sixth Graders in Charlottesville, Virginia Step Up To Urge Dominion Virginia Power Toward Renewables, No More Nuclear

May 7, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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Sixth Graders and Renewables Advocacy

In preparing for hearings dedicated to public comments about the Integrated Resource Plan for Dominion Virginia Power, the Virginia State Corporation Commission received a unique notice. 10 sixth graders from Sutherland Middle School in Charlottesville, VA were signing up to testify.[read more]

Virginians' Renewable Energy Wishes Being Quashed by Dominion Power

April 30, 2013 by Jake Rozmaryn
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Virginia enjoys bipartisan support for clean energy and sees it as a path towards economic development. But Dominion Power, the state’s largest investor-owned utility, continues to offer resistance.[read more]

Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station: Employee Buyout a Win-Win-Win Solution?

March 11, 2013 by Rod Adams
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Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant

 

An operating nuclear power plant with a license that does not expire until just before Christmas in 2033 offers a uniquely favorable situation for employee ownership.[read more]

Virginia utility adds electric hybrids to fleet

April 24, 2009 by ToddWallace

Dominion Virginia Power has added five plug-in hybrid trucks to its fleet in an attempt to gauge how electric vehicles will affect the utility. Two of the vehicles, International DuraStar Hybrid bucket trucks, are being used daily. The trucks employ electric motors that aid in acceleration. A special braking system captures energy...[read more]

Bad, Governor. Bad, Coal.

February 26, 2008 by Joseph Romm

Despite having campaigned as a green governor and introduced a ‘green’ energy plan, Virginia’s Governor Tom Kaine is not living up to his claims. While Kathleen Sebelius (KS) is withstanding intense heat from industry lobbyists and state legislators for her opposition to a coal plant expansion, the only campaign promise Gov. Kaine is...[read more]