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Dominion expects bills to rise to pay for renewable mandates

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Customers of Dominion Energy Virginia can expect their bills to increase by an average of about 3% annually over the next 10 years as the company changes its generation mix to comply with new renewable energy mandates, Dominion recently told regulators and lawmakers. Virginia’s largest utility included that finding in...

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Despite Clean Economy Act, Dominion forecasts a strong role for natural gas in Virginia

Despite highly publicized commitments by political leaders and Dominion Energy to transitioning the state off carbon sources in favor of renewable forms of energy, the state’s largest electric utility is continuing to bank heavily on natural gas, a long-range plan and statements to investors and shareholders reveal. The continued allegiance to the fuel, expressed...

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Federal Agency Orders Halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

WASHINGTON—The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late yesterday ordered the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline to halt construction activities along the entire 303-mile route of the project. FERC’s order is in response to a federal court staying key permits for the project last week until it can determine whether the project complies with the Endangered Species Act....

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Virginia regulators to host hearing on electric grid plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s regulators want to hear from the public on Dominion Energy’s more than $3 billion plan to upgrade the state’s electric grid over the next decade. The State Corporation Commission said Monday that it will have a hearing open to public comment in January on plans by the state’s largest electric monopoly....

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Virginia capital to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s capital city will recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, joining a shift away from a day traditionally reserved for honoring Christopher Columbus. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has asked city employees and residents to use Monday as an opportunity to reflect on the culture and heritage of native peoples and...

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Water filters from Elon Musk being installed, tested in Flint Community Schools

FLINT (WJRT) (10/10/2019) - A $480,000 donation of water stations and filtration systems from billionaire inventor Elon Musk is coming to fruition for Flint Community Schools. The district currently is installing the equipment at Southwestern Classical Academy, which houses the district's high school students, and at Doyle/Ryder Elementary School. Two more units are being installed...