Virginia Industry

SpaceX Launch Sends East Coast Into a ‘Meteor’ Frenzy

Residents all across the East Coast reported spotting what they believed to be a meteor or comet crashing down to Earth late Saturday—but it appeared to just be SpaceX launching Starlink satellites. “I stepped outside and saw some crazy meteor thing,” one Twitter user wrote. “Unsure of what flew over D.C. tonight,” another user said, sharing video of the unknown object moving slowly before it fizzled out just after 7:30 p.m. Footage of the ball of light was also shared from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Some Twitter users even questioned if the object might be a UFO. But in a press release, SpaceX offered a simpler explanation: it had just launched 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit at 7:32 p.m. from Florida.Unsure of what flew over D.C. tonight at 7:40 PM. #comet #Meteor #DC— Sǿρhȋe (@ToastierThanYou) September 25, 2022 Read it at SpaceX
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Dominion Energy's Giant Wind Farm Project Just Hit a Big Snag

Utility Dominion Energy has been simplifying its business in recent years to reduce risk. It has a pipeline of capital investment projects that should help support long-term growth. One key project has just received a regulatory ruling that could lead Dominion to stop development. You’re reading a free article with...
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AEP rate hike begins November

Appalachian Power says Virginia customers can expect their monthly electric bills to increase by about $20 starting Nov. 1. The company says it is due to the rising cost of coal, natural gas and purchase power within the last year following periods of inflation and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine.
Augusta Free Press

Spotted lanternfly continues to be a threat to Virginia crops

Clarke, Frederick and Warren Counties and the city of Winchester are heavily infested with the spotted lanternfly, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To slow the spread in other areas of Virginia, VDACS has established a quarantine for Albemarle, Augusta, Carroll, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Prince William,...

Did you see the strange light in the sky?

WASHINGTON — What did you see last night? Was it a bird or a comet? No, it was a rocket. SpaceX says a Falcon 9 rocket with 52 Starlink satellites was launched from Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 7:32 p.m. Saturday. Clear skies provided a great view...

Vertical Farming on the Rise in Northern Virginia

Area 2 delivers fresh and sustainable produce to your door. From the outside, Area 2 Farms can be hard to spot. The farm is in an unlikely place — a Shirlington, Virginia industrial park. But once inside the farm, you only have to look up to see the potential of vertical farming for a fresh supply of year-round produce, delivered straight to your door.

Kaine says Mountain Valley Pipeline provision in Manchin bill ‘could open the door to serious abuse and even corruption’

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) on Thursday sharply criticized a provision of the federal energy permitting reform bill that would force the completion of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline, saying that “it could open the door to serious abuse and even corruption.”. “If they demonstrate on the merits that...

Manchin decries ‘revenge politics’ amid GOP resistance to permitting effort

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) condemned what he described as “revenge politics” as many Republicans have resisted his efforts to speed up the approval process for energy projects.  “It’s like the revenge politics, basically revenge towards one person: me. And I’m thinking, ‘this is not about me,’” he told reporters on Tuesday. “I’m hearing that the […]