My name is Vicky Hurley. I’m a Virginian proud to be a part of America’s booming wind industry, now supplying almost 4% of the nation’s electric supply. At our facility in Salem VA, we make control systems for GE Energy’s wind turbines. It’s a good paying union job with a decent wage and benefits [...]
Category: Clean Energy Solutions
WIN ONCE. SAVE FOREVER. Grand Prize: $10,000 in Home Energy Improvements!
Tired of paying too much on your energy bills while struggling to stay comfortable in your own home? Are there rooms that are so stifling in the summer – or frigid in the winter – that you avoid them? Increasing your home’s efficiency will enable [...]
The nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP-VA) is partnering with local governments and credit unions, the Dominion Foundation, the State Corporation Commission, and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission to launch a Home Energy Makeover Contest for northern Virginia residents. Three grand prize winners will receive comprehensive energy assessments and energy improvements for their home valued [...]
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Inaction by Congress is hurting Virginia’s clean energy economy. Members of both the House and Senate continue to delay [...]
Dominion has proposed to retire two of its most outdated and polluting coal plants, at Yorktown and Chesapeake, and is seeking approval from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) during its review of Dominion’s 15 year long-term energy plan. But this plan proposes to replace coal with another dangerous fossil fuel, natural gas, and includes no [...]
We did it!
Over the course of the last year, the VA4Wind coalition collected over 10,000 signatures on our petition to Dominion urging development of Virginia’s offshore wind power.
Thank you! Outstanding job!
And the number 10,000 has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?!
That’s 10,000 signatures on our wind energy petition to Dominion, and [...]
Virginia’s Offshore Wind Development: Open for Business
Dominion passes off to each of us its ratepayers those costs involved with satisfying Virginia’s renewable energy law. And what kind of renewable energy are we paying for? Dams, trash and wood. No wind and no solar.
Worse still, the energy from dams, trash and wood is mostly generated out-of-state and from old [...]
With our hard earned victories over GenOn’s Potomac River coal plant and the two Dominion coal plants in Hampton Roads, we now expand our efforts to convince Dominion to invest in efficiency, wind and solar, especially offshore wind power.
As residents of Virginia and customers of Dominion, we must pressure our largest utility company to [...]
Promise us that you’ll put our VA4Wind bumper sticker on your car, and we’ll send you one for free!
Check out our “Power Tools” page for more details about how you can help carry the message: “Come On, Dominion. Let’s Get This Blowing!”
And while you’re here, be sure to sign our petition to [...]