May 3, 2013

Dominion Virginia Power investing in renewable energy?

Dominion has been criticized by many environmentalists for projecting so little renewable energy in their grid in the coming years. Less than 6% by 2030!

But they are putting some funding into green energy. I just read that Christopher Newport University will receive a $50,000 grant to study off-shore wind energy (which is standing still in Virginia water so to speak while other states are moving forward). Dominion was more generous with Old Dominion University who will receive $500,000 (over three years) to study the cost benefits of solar panels. That will install about 600 solar panels on campus rooftops.

Still haven't seen many solar panels in Williamsburg! Perhaps I simply haven't noticed them?