With dozens of Fortune 500 companies looking to run their facilities on renewable energy, Virginia has a golden opportunity to ensure that these investments — and the jobs that come with them — are being made in the Old Dominion State.
A recently passed “community solar” bill in Virginia should not be confused with programs in states like Colorado and Minnesota, advocates say.
While bills to promote pumped hydro storage in Virginia’s abandoned coal mines drew virtually unanimous support from both chambers, researchers, coal reclamation experts and even some renewable energy advocates say the idea is still unproven.
Home efficiency advocates and homebuilders are squaring off in Virginia over what many stakeholders say is an overdue update to energy codes for new home construction.
Ivy Main has long helped Virginians make sense of the how energy policy is made during its annual legislative sessions, including the current General Assembly – which concludes this weekend – and the resulting regulations that flow from them.
SolarCity, the top installer of residential rooftop solar systems in the U.S., is setting its sights on a third state in the Southeast.
The long road to financing energy efficiency improvements on the tax bills of commercial properties in Virginia is reaching the home stretch.
When federal tax credits for geothermal systems were eliminated, North Carolina also eliminated a state credit while South Carolina went the opposite direction.
A national energy marketer offering electricity and natural gas in 10 states and the District of Columbia is trying to pry open monopoly service territory of Dominion Virginia Power.
While nuclear power operators are struggling with political challenges or to remain competitive in deregulated markets in other parts of the county, many of the monopoly utilities in the Southeast are adding capacity often with willing support from lawmakers and regulators.