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Virginia-based energy giant changes name

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond, Virginia-based energy giant Dominion Resources Inc. has changed its name to Dominion Energy Inc.

The company said in a news release that shareholders voted Wednesday to approve the new name.

The proposed change was announced in February. Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Farrell II said at the time that it would unify the company’s brands throughout the 18 states where it does business.

Dominion Energy’s electric and natural gas utilities and other businesses will change their names to conform in the coming days. Changes to company bills, employee uniforms and other identifying marks will occur in the coming months.

The company also will get a new logo.

Archbald power plant gets key permit

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A proposed power plant project has cleared a major hurdle, gaining state regulators’ approval for its air-quality plan.

Archbald Energy Partners LLC, which proposes a 485-megawatt plant to be fueled by natural gas, won approval for the plan late last month, the state Department of Environmental Protection said May 15.

The developer has proposed to build on 45 acres near the Valley View Business Park in the borough’s southern corner.

The project still needs state stormwater discharge permits for the construction and for any water discharge from the plant once it is completed.

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