Virginia state Sen. J. “Chap” Petersen is challenging Dominion Virginia Power over the outsized influence he says it has with policymakers and a controversial provision of a law that became effective in 2015.
Researchers at state universities in the Southeast are closing in on whether one of the region’s biggest liabilities – coal mine waste – might become a valuable asset by supplying rare earth elements needed for clean energy and other applications.
While cost overruns at two Southeast nuclear projects have brought the contractor building them to bankruptcy, a Virginia utility is forging ahead with plans for a new reactor provided by a different company.
A recently passed “community solar” bill in Virginia should not be confused with programs in states like Colorado and Minnesota, advocates say.
While bills to promote pumped hydro storage in Virginia’s abandoned coal mines drew virtually unanimous support from both chambers, researchers, coal reclamation experts and even some renewable energy advocates say the idea is still unproven.
Home efficiency advocates and homebuilders are squaring off in Virginia over what many stakeholders say is an overdue update to energy codes for new home construction.
Ivy Main has long helped Virginians make sense of the how energy policy is made during its annual legislative sessions, including the current General Assembly – which concludes this weekend – and the resulting regulations that flow from them.
SolarCity, the top installer of residential rooftop solar systems in the U.S., is setting its sights on a third state in the Southeast.
The long road to financing energy efficiency improvements on the tax bills of commercial properties in Virginia is reaching the home stretch.
When federal tax credits for geothermal systems were eliminated, North Carolina also eliminated a state credit while South Carolina went the opposite direction.