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Solar Energy

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  • Indiana could see jump in wind power after new federal rules

    Indiana is among the top states that could boost wind power production as a result of upcoming rule changes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1IfiRxC ) reports the new rules would trim carbon emissions...
  • Galaxy Elementary earns LEED Platinum certification

    Galaxy Elementary earns LEED Platinum certification
    The Galaxy E3 Choice School has officially earned its LEED Platinum certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council, a first for a Florida public or private school. LEED Platinum certification is the...
  • Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment

     Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment
    When state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. went to the FBI to say he was being blackmailed, agents made no promise they wouldn't go after him if they found anything amiss. They didn't find anything — as the U.S. Attorney's office told Norment's...
  • Solar heats up

    Forty-five years after the first Earth Day launched the modern environmental movement, economics are proving to be the catalyst bringing more people online with clean energy. Kathy Luther, director of environmental management at the Northwestern...
  • Petition drive to open solar energy market moves ahead

    Petition drive to open solar energy market moves ahead
    A petition drive to let Floridians vote on opening the solar energy market to competition has moved another step forward. Florida's Attorney General's Office sent the state Supreme Court proposed language for the next year's ballot and requested an...
  • New group working to promote solar energy in Winter Park, Orlando

    New group working to promote solar energy in Winter Park, Orlando
    With the nickname the Sunshine State, Florida seems like a natural for more and more people to invest in solar energy, Mary Dipboye said. “Lots and lots of rooftops,” said Dipboye, who lives in Winter Park. “I thought, ‘Why can&...
  • Dominion puts on hold offshore Virginia wind test turbines

    Dominion puts on hold offshore Virginia wind test turbines
    Two test wind turbines that were to rise off Virginia Beach are being put on hold by Dominion Virginia Power. A spokesman for the utility tells The Virginian-Pilot the project is too costly, with an estimated price tag of between $375 million and $400...
  • Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects

    Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being...
  • Dominion puts on hold offshore Va. wind test turbines

    Two test wind turbines that were to rise off Virginia Beach are being put on hold by Dominion Virginia Power. A spokesman for the utility tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1d5GY6k ) the project is too costly, with an estimated price tag of between...
  • First GREEN Bank renews solar energy grant program

    First GREEN Bank renews solar energy grant program
    A Mount Dora bank that promotes environmental causes will provide grants totaling up to $20,000 to area residents who plan to convert to solar power. The grants from First Green Bank will go to people and businesses who want to install solar panels or...
  • Governor signs solar energy, 'green jobs' measures on Earth Day

    Governor signs solar energy, 'green jobs' measures on Earth Day
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state leaders marked Earth Day on Wednesday by signing into law six measures designed to help advance solar energy and energy efficiency in the state and extend a tax credit for green jobs. The legislation was touted by...