Reliable, affordable energy is a key component to a successful state. We are fortunate that a few states in close proximity to the Commonwealth have an abundant supply of Marcellus Shale that Virginians will hopefully have access to in the very near future.
A League of Women Voters of Virginia committee member from Williamsburg informed area residents on Tuesday of the basic, need-to-know information on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and proposed bills that would affect the procedure in Virginia.
Nuclear power accounted for the third largest share of electricity generation in 2016, at 20 percent. Renewables, like wind and solar power, accounted for only 8 percent, although they were the fastest growing energy sources.
A bill has passed a subcommittee in the Virginia House of Delegates that would exempt certain chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing from disclosure in response to a public records request, also called a FOIA request.
U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.14 per gallon (gal) in 2016, 29 cents/gal (12%) less than in 2015 and the lowest annual average price since 2004. Lower crude oil prices in 2015 were the main cause of lower gasoline prices.