- Jun 3, 2019 9:00 pm GMT
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Last month, in the heart of coal country, at the 40th Annual Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, Dominion Energy announced a new agreement with Smithfield to generate electricity from hog waste. It may come as a surprise to learn that both main utilities at the conference said they have big plans for renewable energy and they aim to reduce their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide 80% by 2050. What will this mean for the local economy and coal industry? Will a planned investment, into a solar and storage facility, be enough to attract customers from the private sector?