A new book by a retired University of Virginia professor spotlights the ways she says state lawmakers and regulators – and in turn, the citizens they represent – are placed at a disadvantage when dealing with energy companies in the Southeast.
A series of meetings between utilities and solar advocates in Virginia seeking a compromise on net metering may have identified some common ground.
In a decision that keeps the door open for competitors, Virginia regulators last week rejected Appalachian Power’s bid to offer ratepayers electricity supplied 100% by renewable energy sources at an undetermined rate.
Dominion Energy has paused development activities on a fifth reactor at a Virginia nuclear power plant, according to a company spokesperson.
An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.
A utility commission hearing examiner’s recommendation to reject a proposed 100-percent renewable energy offering by Appalachian Power Co. is heightening the debate over “green” tariffs in Virginia and lack of clean energy options for consumers.
As Virginia considers ways to cut carbon emissions, including the possibility of joining a regional cap-and-trade system, Dominion Energy has outlined its terms for supporting such a move.
As Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe positions the state to take more aggressive steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions, joining a regional carbon trading effort is once again on the table.
Two states in the Southeast U.S. are moving to step up their energy efficiency mandates by taking lessons from programs in Arkansas.
Software developed by a Virginia Tech team that can cut energy use by small and medium-sized commercial buildings is gaining traction in the private sector.