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Comments Off on Energy policy abandons electricity consumers and increases inflation   |   Uncategorized

Energy policy abandons electricity consumers and increases inflation

Read Full Article Here BY JON B. WELLINGHOFF AND PAUL N. CICIO, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS – 05/15/22 2:00 PM ET THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL   Electric ratepayers will face even higher electricity costs and inflation due to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proposed action […]

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U.S. ammonia prices rise in response to higher international natural gas prices

Read Full Article Here Source: Graph by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on data from Bloomberg The U.S. price of ammonia, the primary source of nitrogen fertilizer, has risen by a factor of six in the past two years, and most of these increases have occurred since March 2021. Ammonia prices generally follow natural gas […]

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CAPs help communities understand what plants do, how they work

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Community Advisory Panels providing a forum for open, honest dialogue between local citizens and site management   Their aim is to engage openly with site neighbors in various forms of neighborhood dialogues. One of those dialogues is a Community Advisory Panel (CAP), also referred to as a Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC). […]

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Press Release: Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Awarded Community Giving Grant by DuPont

        Press Release Contact                                                                                                          Kimberly Noonan knoonan@vamanufacturers.com   Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Awarded Community Giving Grant by DuPont RICHMOND, VA – The Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Virginia Chapter, a VMA affiliate devoted to providing year-round support to women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector, was rewarded a $5,000 grant […]

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Scott’s backers promote him for House Dem leader after ex-speaker’s ouster

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Del. Don Scott Jr. seemingly came out of nowhere to lead a surprising but successful effort to oust former House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn from her role as the chamber’s Democratic leader. Supporters of the Portsmouth Democrat who want him to assume the top role say he did it by creating a […]

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Virginia’s community colleges are losing students. Can free tuition bring them back?

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE The number of students at Virginia’s community colleges has plummeted by almost 50,000 in the past decade. Historically, community college enrollment increases when the economy dips. But when the pandemic arrived, wreaking havoc on businesses, enrollment kept falling anyway. The head of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia called […]

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Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan puts priority on carriers, submarines

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan puts priority on carriers, submarines The Navy’s new long-term shipbuilding plan — its first in three years — calls for maintaining the pace of Virginia-class submarine procurement and delivery at two a year. The plan does not include hints from an earlier proposal that light aircraft carriers […]

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Coalition for Consumer Choices Press Release: Youngkin rolls back Northam’s limits on single-use plastics

Youngkin rolls back Northam’s limits on single-use plastics Read full press release here RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday ended what his office called a “burdensome” restriction on single-use plastics at state agencies, colleges and universities. The Republican governor signed an executive order rolling back a 2021 order from Democratic Gov. Ralph […]

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Competing for Talent: Recasting Perceptions of Manufacturing – A Deloitte Study

A joint Deloitte-MI study released this week showed that 64% percent of consumers surveyed see manufacturing as innovative, a 25% gain from the 39% reported by respondents in 2017. However, awareness of the sector’s many positives lags and most workers still prefer employment in other sectors, such as retail and services, to manufacturing.  Please share […]

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Stihl Inc. names new president and CEO

Read Article Here Stihl Inc. names new president and CEO Terry Horan takes helm at Va. Beach manufacturer PUBLISHED MARCH 31, 2022BY COURTNEY MABEUS Terry Horan was named president and CEO of Stihl Inc., effective April 1, 2022. Virginia Beach-based chainsaw and outdoor power equipment manufacturer Stihl Inc. has appointed Terrence “Terry” Horan as the company’s president […]