May 18th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Nature Conservancy, with its 65 years of substantial work protecting the environment through conservation, is making its way deeper into coal country — with a plan. The organization wants to help develop solar on up to 13,000 acres of cleared coal mine lands
May 2nd, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Dominion Energy of Virginia has released a new 15-year plan that calls for quadrupling the amount of renewable energy in its portfolio.
April 24th, 2020 | by Tina Casey
Noted wind energy fan Donald J. Trump cheers New York State's new commitment to another 1,000 megawatts in offshore wind power -- oh, wait
March 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
There are ongoing concerns about the health of our ecosystems, our air, and the future our children face due to a legacy of industrialization and burning of fossil fuels. Those who work to reverse this do not stop either. Thankfully, there are also who have great endurance seeking to alert and protect the public
January 15th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
I absolutely appreciate the network of charging stations that Electrify America is providing. I used the network almost exclusively in a 4 state drive with a short-range electric vehicle (EV). I drove the 2015 BMW i3 from Electrify America charging station to charging station from deep in Florida to the Appalachians and then back. I had some problems, some small delays, but never had to leave any group of stations without a charge. Yet, I think my suggestions should be taken seriously
January 12th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan
Dominion Energy has partnered with local Virginia school districts to begin replacing diesel buses with 100% electric school buses in phases
December 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Standard Solar, Inc. is now supporting Richmond Public Schools with a 2.9-megawatt solar project that should be completed this year. Solar arrays were installed at 10 elementary and high schools throughout the Richmond, Virginia, and Dominion Energy service area
October 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The state of Virginia has signed a 20-year deal to purchase renewable energy from solar farms operated by Dominion Energy. It's an encouraging first step.
September 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the signing of an Executive Order last week which establishes ambitious statewide clean energy goals and targets intended to ensure that 30% of the Commonwealth's electricity is secured from renewable electricity sources by 2030, and that 100% of its electricity will be powered by carbon-free sources by
September 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Dominion Energy Virginia has published a bullish plan to convert 50 school buses in its territory to electric buses by 2020. That's just the start, as the company plans to add 200 more per year to hit its target of 1,050 fully electric school buses by
August 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Internet giant Amazon announced two new renewable energy projects last week, a 23.2 megawatt (MW) wind farm in the Republic of Ireland and a 45 MW solar farm in the United States' Commonwealth of Virginia, bringing the company's total renewable energy projects globally to 66, including 51 solar rooftops
May 16th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Ernest Hemingway once wrote that “today is only one day in all the days that will ever be, but what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.”
May 3rd, 2019 | by NRDC
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are working to clean up and modernize the region's transportation system, supported by groups like the Our Transportation Future coalition, which includes
April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
American power and energy company Dominion Energy announced in conjunction with Facebook on Monday that it would add six new solar facilities in Virginia and North Carolina totaling 350 megawatts (MW) for the sole purpose of supplying electricity to Facebook's local operations.
February 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia's "data center alley."
February 8th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Which US state is greener? Which is not very electric vehicle (EV) friendly? Such were the questions CarMax asked in its recent survey of the top 10 states for sales of these eco-friendly vehicles in
January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
In my last article, I summarized the extraordinary documentary The Human Element and added some of my own commentary about the touching subjects. In this article, I'm relaying the highlights of my interview with James Balog, the writer of the film. The documentary will be available on all major VOD platforms — iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, etc. — on January 29,
January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Put any other distraction on hold for an evening and watch the extraordinary documentary The Human Element, a deep look into the heart of our last century and how we are transforming in the early part of this century. You will not regret spending the time to watch this one
January 7th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson
Washington, D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont are working together to formulate a policy proposal to reduce transportation carbon emissions.
The point of the collective effort is to reduce air pollution, improve transportation to underserved people and develop economic opportunities.
The collaborators have a goal to generate the low-carbon regional policy in one year, after which they can decide if they are going to adopt it
December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Government has awarded new offshore wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts that are said to be worth over $405 million and which have the potential to develop up to 4.1 gigawatts of offshore wind
September 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Hot on the heels of New Jersey's decision to solicit 1.1 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind capacity, southern cousin Virginia is positioning itself to become the South's first offshore wind giant with a goal of installing at least 2,000 megawatts (MW) in the coming decade
January 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Reuters has obtained preliminary US government data which shows that, overall, coal jobs only increased by 771 through Donald Trump's first year in the Oval Office, a figure which hides numerous job losses and only minor job gains in US coal states.
December 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Governor Rossello of Puerto Rice is infuriated that the Republican tax bill has stripped the island of important tax advantages critical to rebuilding its economy. He promises to mobilize Puerto Ricans living in the United States to vote against those responsible for the treachery.