Costs of energy

City Gateway, said Cathy Higgins, director of research at the New Buildings Institute, is “the first in the Southeast of this type to reach this ambitious level.”

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Bennett cites a biomass plant by NOVEC as real-world example of how government can inspire utlities to cost-effectively generate electricity from renewable sources.

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“Offering a compelling renewable energy option is crucial to attracting the largest iconic brands to a community,” said Letha Tawney of the World Resources Institute.

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A third-party can build and own a solar system and sell the power to Dominion Virginia Power. That would be a first in Virginia.

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More than 2,500 homeowners have inquired about joining a coop leading to 1,511 on-site rooftop evaluations. At least 283 systems have been installed, or contracts signed, representing 1.42 megawatts worth of new solar power capacity. The local economic impact: more than $4.6 million in sales

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Among the things that irk Debbie Dooley the most: How mostly Republican state lawmakers opposed to solar energy benefit – and stay in office – thanks in large part to campaign contributions from investor-owned utilities.

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In less than 60 days, Dominion Virginia Power was able to file for and receive a rate increase boosting residential bills 4.1%.

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