Tag: virginia

Clean Energy Sees Virginia Legislative Boom

While there might be a lot of negative images concerning Republicans and their stance on the environment, not all of them are completely against renewable energy. In fact, Governor Robert McDonnell recently signed legislation promoting clean and renewable energy industry… Read More

Virginia Coal Plants May Switch To Biomass

Dominion Virginia Power is getting busy working on renewable energy. While one arm of the power company works on setting up offshore wind energy infrastructure, the other is occupied trying to convert three of the state’s coal power plants to… Read More

Virginia Eyes Offshore Wind Infrastructure

It would seem that the Commonwealth of Virginia has set its sights on the waters off its coastline as a potential location for offshore wind energy operations. Dominion Virginia Power announced that it launched a study into what it would… Read More

Wind Power Blows Into Virginia Schools

Cross Virginia off the list of states waiting for a Wind for Schools participant to have a turbine up and running. Northumberland Middle/High School – taking advantage of $20,000 in Recovery Act money that came via the Virginia Department of… Read More
Student solar-powered coffee house, Virginia Highlands Community College

Sun Powered Coffee Coming To Campus

At first glance, it sounds like a story you’d hear coming out of San Francisco, not the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwestern Virginia: It’s a coffee shop collective using 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star… Read More
Photovoltaic panels

Tobacco Dollars Fund Solar Power Plant

What could become Virginia’s largest solar-power installation is getting $5 million in seed money, and the utility behind the idea is hoping to have a 50-acre, 4-megawatt (MW) plant in Halifax County up and running in 2012. Dominion Power announced… Read More