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More to ‘pumped storage’ than meets the eye

A plan to use defunct coal mines in Southwest Virginia for a hydroelectric facility could be a great idea — provided it uses local workers and locally sited solar energy to run the operation.

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Hydropower Storage: All it’s pumped up to be?

Recent Virginia legislation has made pumped storage energy projects much more appealing to energy companies — and while Dominion Energy’s proposed project could potentially reuse abandoned mine lands, it could also permanently mar the landscape.

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