By Brian Sewell
After removing approximately six percent of the coal ash it spilled into the Dan River in February, Duke Energy announced it has “completed cleanup efforts” to remove coal ash from the river in North Carolina and Virginia. The Dan River Basin Association, a local group working to protect the Dan, says it plans to continue monitoring the water quality and wildlife along the river for years to come.
Dominion Virginia Power, which critics accuse of dallying on solar energy, is touting plans to build the state’s largest rooftop solar project in Sterling, Va. The 800-kilowatt project will feed electricity into the grid starting this fall.
The Tennessee Valley Authority was awarded ninth place when the U.S. Department of Energy recently ranked utilities by renewable energy sales. TVA was the only utility in the Southeast to make the top 10.