Proponents of phasing out natural gas say their aim is to reduce planet-warming emissions over time by fully electrifying new homes and buildings as wind and solar farms proliferate throughout the country, making the power grid cleaner.
The Virginia Energy Consumer Trust (“The Trust”) announced its formation today. The Trust’s mission is to educate and empower energy consumers to challenge the binary choice of supporting diverse and affordable energy resources or protecting the environment. Virginians overwhelmingly support reliable, affordable, secure, and sustainable energy. The Trust is the voice for all Virginia consumers that believe in energy justice and environmental stewardship equally.
Bills for an average residential customer of Appalachian Power Co. will go up by about $11 a month, effective July 1. The State Corporation Commission on Tuesday approved a request by Appalachian to raise the rate it charges to cover transmission costs for the electricity it delivers to about 500,000 customers in Virginia.
They cyberattack that knocked offline an essential U.S. gasoline pipeline shows how the dangerous, professional-scale hack-for-ransom threat is spreading rapidly, targeting companies, schools, hospitals and other institutions. While ransomware has been a challenge for small businesses for years, a confluence of factors have emboldened attackers in the past year, culminating in the shutdown Friday of a critical gasoline pipeline to the U.S. East Coast.
A new Energy Analysis from the American Gas Association (AGA) demonstrates just how crucial natural gas was during the February cold snap in Texas to keeping homes in the Lone Star State provided with electricity and heat at a time of record consumption.
Hydrogen is an emerging clean energy source that could reduce the environmental impact of nearly every part of our daily lives. It can generate electricity, heat homes and buildings, power manufacturing and fuel transportation – all with few or zero emissions. Dominion Energy is exploring how hydrogen can help us achieve our goal of net zero emissions and also help decarbonize other industries like transportation and manufacturing.
Consumer Energy Alliance’s latest report has calculated a $25,600 price tag per New York City household if the city continues to follow short sighted goals of banning natural gas use in buildings. The cost to residents will be felt each winter and poses significant challenges to businesses recovering from the COVID pandemic in the short term.