A report released this morning by a public accountability non-profit details the interlocking relationships, campaign donations and potential conflicts of interest that Dominion Resources is deploying to secure approval of its Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
An annual assessment of states’ progress advancing clean energy illustrates how far behind Southeast states are compared to other regions, although Florida, Virginia and other states earned high ranks in specific categories.
While Dominion Energy is moving to boost its solar installations, small solar advocates contend very little is being done for consumers by either the utility or state policymakers.
While Dominion Energy’s plan to supply 100 percent renewable power to its commercial and industrial customers has been welcomed by some clean energy advocates, others say it will effectively forbid third parties from competing in this lucrative and burgeoning market.
Opponents contesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s proposed route through Virginia are rolling out fresh arguments against the controversial projects which are becoming flashpoints dividing Democratic candidates running for governor there.
North Carolina-based Strata Solar is diving into Virginia’s blossoming utility-scale market with a significant hiring goal and a twist: they’re striving to fill about 125 of the 400 job openings with military veterans.
As environmental groups look to the courts to defend clean energy policy under a presidential administration hostile to regulations and climate commitments, a Southeast advocacy group may provide a template.
Despite a recent decision partially in favor of efforts to open up the retail electric market in Virginia, questions remain unresolved as utilities continue to push back.
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.