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10 Solar Energy Proposals in Virginia to Watch During its Short 2015 General Assembly

January 31, 2015 by Jim Pierobon
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Virginia Solar Energy Legislation

It would take a hermit not to recognize the pent-up demand for solar throughout much of Virginia. While states such as North Carolina and Georgia are seeing significant growth, Virginia lags far behind and is all but ignoring the opportunity to diversify its economy with cleaner energy sources.[read more]

Here's the First Peek at Pent-Up Demand for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Virginia

June 19, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

Virginia Energy Diversification Efforts

Efforts by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to diversify the state’s energy mix are off to a curious start. He created an “Energy Council” to advise him and set six dates for “listening sessions” throughout the Commonwealth to field recommendations from the public.[read more]

Ex-Shell Chief Hofmeister Promotes US Fuel Diversity

May 4, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Alternative fuels have lost some of their luster in the US, lately. With this in mind, I spoke with former Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister, who recently joined a group dedicated to expanding fuel diversity.[read more]

Do EV's and CAFE's Mix?

August 6, 2011 by James Greenberger

The structure of CAFE standards needs to be rethought. CAFE standards should address separately the two energy policy goals that they were designed to achieve: energy efficiency and energy diversity. One goal should not be a trade-off for the other. As CAFE standards and other mandates become increasingly important policy tools in a budget-constrained environment, energy security and electrification supporters must be careful that their interests not be forgotten and subordinated in the battle against greenhouse gas emissions.[read more]