The Union of Concerned Scientists has issued a detailed report on what the environmental community has been whispering about for years -- that ExxonMobil pays scientists to back their corporate position.
Some positive environmental news from a power company ...
Energy firm buys into wind turbine project
By The Associated Press
Tuesday December 19, 2006
A Virginia energy giant has bought a 50 percent stake in a Grant County wind turbine project that is the subject of a case before the state Supreme Court.
Dominion, one of the nation's largest energy producers, announced Monday it plans to develop the first phase of a 200-turbine wind farm near Mount Storm, a project that some residents are trying to block.
In a news release, Dominion said the $300 million project gives the Virginia company an opportunity to increase its renewable energy portfolio.
State Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple is sponsoring a bill this year to require a portion of electric power in Virginia come from renewable sources such as solar, wind, hydro-power and bio mass products. It would be a major step forward, considering green energy is difficult (if not impossible) for Virginia customers to buy right now. Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment has worked on this issue and found Dominion eager to study the issue but reluctant to change.