Tag: Southside Virginia
Dominion VA Power's most recent brilliant idea for turning Virginia into an energy independent Mecca that the world over can envy comes in the form of a $1.1 billion natural gas-fired power plant in Southside Virginia.
If approved by Virginia's "regulators," that natural gas ship would start sailing (and polluting) in 2016.
While natural gas is a better energy alternative than the coal-fired power plants at Dominion's Chesapeake Energy Center in Chesapeake and Yorktown Power Station that Dominion publicly announced it would close by 2016, natural gas is still a significant greenhouse gas threat and it's unclear how long natural gas can fill Virginia's energy needs in any meaningful way.
True energy independence is of course achieved through the use of solar and wind technology to harness the Earth's natural sources of energy. So if Dominion VA Power is serious about energy independence, where are the $1.1 billion investments in these two energy sources?