As part of a settlement with the Sierra Club, a Virginia electric cooperative is taking steps to better inform its members of proposed rate increases.
Despite a rapid buildup of large solar arrays in Virginia, the state’s Solar Energy and Energy Storage Authority has been slow to target and act on opportunities that could advance smaller-scale systems.
The Virginia comptroller’s office says state agencies can’t enter into third-party agreements for solar, but not everyone agrees with this interpretation.
A solar advocate who found a way to create bulk-purchase discounts for home rooftop systems is growing it into a national movement to assert what she feels are the rights of system owners.
A new book by a retired University of Virginia professor spotlights the ways she says state lawmakers and regulators – and in turn, the citizens they represent – are placed at a disadvantage when dealing with energy companies in the Southeast.
A series of meetings between utilities and solar advocates in Virginia seeking a compromise on net metering may have identified some common ground.
In a decision that keeps the door open for competitors, Virginia regulators last week rejected Appalachian Power’s bid to offer ratepayers electricity supplied 100% by renewable energy sources at an undetermined rate.
Dominion Energy has paused development activities on a fifth reactor at a Virginia nuclear power plant, according to a company spokesperson.
An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.
A utility commission hearing examiner’s recommendation to reject a proposed 100-percent renewable energy offering by Appalachian Power Co. is heightening the debate over “green” tariffs in Virginia and lack of clean energy options for consumers.