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Solar + Storage Bypassed in Dominion Virginia’s Resource Plan

by energy/enviro policy analyst Will Driscoll; reposted with permission from PV Magazine Even when a utility uses one of the best resource planning models available,...

Dick Saslaw’s Dirty Energy Deception

by Kindler I expect Republicans to lie to me, but not Democrats. That’s why I was taken aback by the recent mailer from my Senator,...

sPower’s 500 MW Solar Project to Become Among Largest in U.S.

Great news (see press release, below); Spotsylvania County did the right thing, didn't give in to the disinformation campaign against this solar facility, and...

Virginia’s AES offers solar+storage for 8 cents/kWh

Virginia's AES Corporation has offered solar plus storage at 8 cents/kWh in Hawaii, and could likely beat that price for Virginia. Meanwhile, Dominion's latest plan...

Charles City County Approves $415 Million, 340 MW Solar Project

See below for a press release from Charles City County and sPower, and note that Virginia needs about twenty more projects this size, combined...

Attention Dominion Energy: New Study Finds Your EXISTING Coal-Fired Power Plants...

According to Dominion Energy's 2018 Integrated Resource Plan, the company's electricity generation mix consists of 3,637 megawatts of coal-fired power plants (19.5% of the...

Sorry (Not Sorry), Virginia Politicians: You Can’t Support New Fracked-Gas Pipelines...

Among the many other "joys" (most definitely in air quotes) of covering Virginia politics is listening to hypocritical elected officials and candidates talk about...

Virginia’s Solar Job Numbers Rose 9% in 2018

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA The Solar Foundation has released its National Solar Jobs Census for 2018, showing solar jobs in...

Appalachian Power Gets Approval to Sell 100 Percent Renewable Energy to...

by Ivy Main, cross posted from Power for the People VA Last week the State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved a request from Appalachian Power Company (APCo) to...

Arlington adds 2.5 megawatts of solar on schools; here’s how

(Originally published at PV-Magazine-USA.com) School board members raised legitimate concerns about a proposal to put solar on five schools in Arlington, Virginia.  What would teachers and...