| Dec 4, 2013
Virginia is among a handful of states with no land-based wind farms to generate electricity.
But environmental and industry advocates say the commonwealth could become a leader in offshore wind energy — if it only harnesses the political will...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:57 AM
An offshore commercial wind farm inched closer to reality Friday as Dominion Virginia Power cleared a hurdle to receive $4 million to help put two massive 6 megawatt turbines off the coast of Hampton Roads.
The turbines are part of a demonstration...
| Oct 15, 2013
Renewable energy is a topic that could consume several college courses. But fifth-graders at Glenview's Glen Grove Elementary School are already learning about the differences between wind and solar power.
"Kids are reading to learn now," said Paul...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:01 AM
AKRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy says it plans to begin construction this year on a $255 million wind power project in Michigan that will expand the company's renewable energy options.
The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Here's a prescription for your cabin fever: architect Dale Mulfinger's new book, "Back to the Cabin."
Mulfinger, who has designed cabins across North America, takes readers on a tour of 37 getaways, both old and new. Among them is the cabin in northern...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:58 PM
PIERRE — Use of the federal EB-5 visa program for attracting foreign investors to South Dakota was done by the current administration of Gov. Dennis Daugaard as well as the previous administration of Gov. Mike Rounds.
The Daugaard administration...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Whispering of wind power
Virginia is a full partner in the changing U.S. energy landscape, and as such it's no stranger to the intense debates that energy issues generate.
All across the country, there's concern about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
TOKYO - Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are turning to "solar sharing," a process in which they can generate solar power on the same land where they grow crops and sell the power to utilities.
The farmers are hoping to sell the power to help cover the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer joined executives for the grand opening of the Siemens Wind Turbine Service Training Center, Thursday, in Orlando. The 40,000-square-foot training facility, the only of its kind in North and South America,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - On Nov. 8 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 424 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, and use renewable energy technologies...