Energy Matters

PEC is working to support an energy system that is smarter, more efficient and better accounts for the negative externalities arising from the choices we make about energy consumption, generation, transmission and distribution.

We are advocating for a more distributed system that is less reliant on distant generating sources and incorporates a mix of local renewable power — customer owned, community based and utility scale. Recognizing Virginia is in the early stages of its energy transition, we believe now is the time to reimagine and rebuild our energy system in a way that is just and fair to all residents and ratepayers.

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Failed French Uranium Mining—A Model for Virginia to Emulate?

Failed French Uranium Mining—A Model for Virginia to Emulate?

For over 20 years, proponents of a healthy Virginia have questioned whether uranium mining has been properly conducted in regions with (geologic, hydrologic, meteorological, etc.) conditions similar to those found in Virginia. Uranium mining proponents …
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The Mining & Milling Process

Learn how uranium is mined and milled …
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The Consequences of Toxic Uranium

Uranium mining and milling produces massive amounts of toxic waste that can contaminate air, drinking water, and pristine rivers and streams. Virtually all uranium mining in the U.S. has occurred in sparsely populated regions of …
Water & Uranium Mining

Water & Uranium Mining

According to the Environmental Protection Agency's TENORM Report, "Water is perhaps the most significant means of dispersal of uranium and related [radioactive materials] in the environment from mines and mine wastes…Uranium is very soluble in …
Background on the TrAIL Line

Background on the TrAIL Line

The 500-kV transmission line proposed by Dominion Virginia Power and Allegheny Power (through their subsidiary TrAILCo) would begin in Western Pennsylvania, cross through West Virginia, and end in Loudoun County, Virginia. In Virginia it would …
| | TrAIL Line Information
PATH Gears Up For Round II

PATH Gears Up For Round II

The following text was sent out via email alert on 07/14/2010: It looks like PATH is gearing up for a second attempt at getting their transmission line approved and sited across three states. In June, …
| | PATH Line Information
Background on the PATH Line

Background on the PATH Line

The Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) is a proposed $1.8 billion 200-plus mile long 765 kV extra high voltage electric transmission line linking the Amos substation (located adjacent to the nearly forty year old 2,933 …
| | PATH Line Information
Energy Efficiency Web Resources

Energy Efficiency Web Resources

Learn about insulation, heating and cooling efficiently and tax incentives …
Transmission Lines: Why We Fight

Transmission Lines: Why We Fight

This summer, an unwanted clear-cut tore through the edge of the woods at Rick and Virginia Dorkey’s cattle farm near Bealeton, in Fauquier County.  Construction crews put up a line of gigantic metal towers on …
| | The Piedmont View, Transmission
Federal Court Strikes Down Transmission Line Corridors

Federal Court Strikes Down Transmission Line Corridors

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy designated two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs), where energy companies were granted unprecedented access to federal eminent domain authority for the fast track siting of transmission lines …