Software developed by a Virginia Tech team that can cut energy use by small and medium-sized commercial buildings is gaining traction in the private sector.
Volkswagen settlement funds are expected to bring new charging stations to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area; while language in the legislature could impact electric adoption in other sectors.
A report released this morning by a public accountability non-profit details the interlocking relationships, campaign donations and potential conflicts of interest that Dominion Resources is deploying to secure approval of its Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Advocates say renewable energy goals set by places like Atlanta and Abita Springs, Louisiana can send important market signals and inspire other cities to follow suit.
No new wind farms would be allowed in North Carolina until at least 2021, according to a provision tucked into budget legislation by Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) and approved last week by the GOP-led state Senate.
An annual assessment of states’ progress advancing clean energy illustrates how far behind Southeast states are compared to other regions, although Florida, Virginia and other states earned high ranks in specific categories.
While Dominion Energy is moving to boost its solar installations, small solar advocates contend very little is being done for consumers by either the utility or state policymakers.
While Dominion Energy’s plan to supply 100 percent renewable power to its commercial and industrial customers has been welcomed by some clean energy advocates, others say it will effectively forbid third parties from competing in this lucrative and burgeoning market.
As community solar arrays become more popular around the country, a Florida entrepreneur has created a company to apply a similar model to wind projects.
Developers of a solar farm atop a former Kentucky coal mining site hope their work will inspire similar projects, but the process is much more complicated and time consuming than it may seem.