Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydro Bill Introduced by Griffith

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) recently introduced legislation to promote closed-loop pumped storage hydropower. The possibility of developing pumped-storage in Virginia’s coalfields is a developing idea that has potential to generate substantial economic activity. Congressman Griffith said, “Our state legislators have worked hard to facilitate the deployment of this technology in the coalfields, and my bill provides the support necessary to…

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Governor McAuliffe Recommends $300,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants for the St Paul Lyric Project

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced he is recommending more than $2.7 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awards for ten projects in the Appalachian Region, which encompasses 25 counties and eight independent cities in Southwest Virginia. ARC will finalize approval of these project awards later this year. “Supporting Virginia’s Appalachian Region with investments in water, sewer, and critical…

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