Posts tagged: Virginia

Microsoft Doubled Renewable Energy Purchases in FY 2013

Microsoft’s 2013 Citizenship Report describes an ambitious agenda that includes making its operations carbon neutral and using the “power of technology” to promote human rights. The software giant’s fiscal year 2013 was pivotal on those points, as CEO Steven A. Ballmer writes in the report, because it took the “first big, bold steps” in its […]

Dominion Converts First of 3 Coal Plants to Biomass

Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations as fuel, the energy provider said Monday. The subsidiary of Richmond-based Dominion Resources Inc. said […]

ODU to House First Rooftop Solar Panels

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Old Dominion University will be the site of the first rooftop solar panel installation by Dominion Virginia Power. More than 600 solar panels will be installed during the summer months at ODU’s Student Recreation Center. Dominion said the panels will generate 132 kilowatts for the electric grid. The installation is part […]

Wind energy can power much of East Coast, study says

Wind energy can power much of East Coast… The strong winds off the Atlantic Ocean could become a cost-effective way to power much of the East Coast — especially North and South Carolina, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, a new study released Tuesday says. Tweet