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New Green Policies and the People Growing Apart(0)

July 22, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

Virginia Could Capture International Nuclear Power Market

A new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy shows that Virginia is in a position to capture a substantial share of the international nuclear power market. We are in a position to offer the technology, the engineering and the expertise to build safe and environmentally friendly nuclear power plants all over the […]

Opposing Renewable Fuel Standards

They say politics makes strange bedfellows. In a perfect example, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) are cosponsoring the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act,” to abolish the corn ethanol Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires that increasing volumes of this biofuel be blended into gasoline. Let’s hope it passes, as an amendment […]

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