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Ending Virginia's Gas Tax: Smart Energy Policy?

January 11, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

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I don't know if the Speaker of Virginia's House of Delegates intended a double entendre when he referred to the state gasoline tax that Governor Bob McDonnell (R) just proposed eliminating as a "dinosaur tax".  He was certainly correct that this tax is rapidly becoming outmoded as its capacity to keep pace...[read more]

Gamesa Ditches Virginia Offshore Wind Project

May 17, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

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Spanish wind-power company Gamesa is pulling the plug on Virginia. Gamesa’s first offshore wind turbine prototype was planned for installation off Cape Charles, Va., but now the company says it will cite the turbine in Arinaga Quay in the Canary Islands.Gamesa said it expects to begin installation of the G128-5.0 megawatt (MW)...[read more]

Virginia uranium study starts

March 12, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Coles Hill site has an estimated 119 million pounds of uranium worth over $5 billion at current prices This blog post is an edited version of an article published in Fuel Cycle Week, V9:N366, March 3, 2010, by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC. The long-awaited study on the environmental and economic impacts of the giant...[read more]