Energy Matters

PEC works toward energy solutions that emphasize efficiency first, use appropriate technologies for the 21st century and respect the scenic and historic character of the Piedmont. 


Coal-By-Wire Transmission Line: DEFEATED

Coal-By-Wire Transmission Line: DEFEATED

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For six years, the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH)—a massive, unnecessary 765-kV transmission line— has threatened Virginia. The line was to start in southwest West Virginia, travel northeast through previously undisturbed land, eventually cross through Virginia’s northern Piedmont, and wind ...
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Gov. McDonnell's Uranium Mining Group: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Gov. McDonnell’s Uranium Mining Group: Putting the Cart Before the Horse

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In 2007, Virginia Uranium, LLC, (VUI) began lobbying hard for the General Assembly’s standing moratorium on uranium mining and milling to be lifted. The corporation has big plans to start a mining and milling operation in Pittsylvania County, and PEC ...
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Federal Court Strikes Down Transmission Line Corridors

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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. These "corridors" spanned 100 million ...
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