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.
Duke Energy got the official go-ahead Thursday for a renewable energy project that’s drawing praise from some of its most frequent critics.
While other Southeastern states are surging ahead with solar energy, advocates say a unique combination of policy obstacles, burdensome fees, and one reluctant utility company has Alabama lagging behind.
In the latest twist on the controversial power plant Duke University proposed last spring, an influential group of students, faculty and staff says it should be fueled from methane captured from hog waste, not natural gas.
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.
Unless North Carolina enacts aggressive renewable energy goals like those in other Atlantic Coast states, experts say the state’s first offshore wind farm is still a decade or more away.
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.
Ratepayers in the Carolinas could save nearly $10 billion if Duke Energy increased solar power sixfold, shuttered coal plants ahead of schedule, and abandoned goals for a new nuclear plant, a new report shows.
After setting temporary moratoriums on new oil pipelines in 2016, both Georgia and South Carolina are moving forward with hearings and bills to tighten regulations.