Alternative Energy en Going Green? Maybe Not, Virginia <p></p><p>In 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association says installations were up 41% nationwide, with North Carolina ranking third for installed solar capacity and Maryland 16th, but neighboring Virginia was far down the list at number 26.&nbsp;</p><p>Thirty states, including West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, have land-based wind farms, but Virginia has none.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 18609 at Going Green? Maybe Not, Virginia Going Green? VA Called the 'Dark State' of Solar <p>Critics say Virginia lags behind neighboring states in the development of wind and solar power, in part because lawmakers are influenced by two monopolies – Dominion and Appalachian Power.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s more profitable for them to stay with fossil fuels and nuclear power, and the state requires them to keep prices down, but supporters of renewable energy say lawmakers are coming around.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:39:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 18771 at Going Green? VA Called the 'Dark State' of Solar Virginia Hoping to Catch Up When It Comes to Solar Power <div>It’s no surprise that California and Arizona top the list of states installing solar power, but Virginia’s neighbors - Maryland and North Carolina - are in the top ten. &nbsp; Critics say Virginia is a “dark spot” on the map because government policies don’t promote green energy. &nbsp;Now, however, the state legislature has approved a bill that will bring down one barrier to solar power.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><br /> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:28:54 +0000 Sandy Hausman 16945 at Virginia Hoping to Catch Up When It Comes to Solar Power Colleges Band Together to Save Energy Costs <p>Five Virginia private liberal arts colleges have joined together to reduce their energy costs.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:10:33 +0000 Beverly Amsler 16279 at Colleges Band Together to Save Energy Costs VaNews for 05.28.13 <p>Stories about political pressure on state universities to hold down tuition and some movement toward offshore wind energy development were among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s <a href="">VaNews link </a>on <a href=""></a></p><p><em>VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at <a href=""></a></em></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Fred Echols 5079 at VaNews for 05.28.13