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More Questions about Virginia’s Solar Energy Policy(1)

August 19, 2015

I’ve been covering business in Virginia for nearly four decades now, and I have to say, the electric power industry may be the most complex and difficult to understand. I freely admit that I have a steep learning curve ahead of me, and it’s pretty clear that other Virginia journalists do, too. But at least […]

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Can Wind Power in Virginia Be Salvaged?

When Dominion issued a request for bids this spring to erect experimental wind turbines off Virginia Beach, senior executives knew the project would be expensive. Offshore wind farms are built most economically on a scale of dozens or hundreds of turbines. But this project would have only two, and both would incorporate untested technologies. Moreover, there […]

New Green Policies and the People Growing Apart

From the outset, President Obama directed his powerful government agencies and congressional allies to help him “fundamentally transform” the United States. It was thought that the people would go along with these new directions. Today, however, pervasive signs certainly portend a different and newer revolution. Indeed, the reactions of some previous cheerleaders reflect anger at […]

More Gas in Dominion’s Electric Power Future

Dominion Virginia Power asked the State Corporate Commission on July 1, for regulatory approval to build a $1.3 billion natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County. The station will generate about 1,600 megawatts, a substantial addition to the power company’s existing 17,600 megawatt fleet. Combined-cycle technology represents an advance over older gas-fired facilities by running […]

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