Virginia Archaeology Center Powers the Past with 5 KW Solar PV Array - From PR Web - "Thanks to a partnership with Dominion Virginia Power, the foundation’s Center for Archaeology... will be powered by the sun. Dominion Power funded the purchase and recent installation of a 5KW solar photovoltaic array on the roof. It was installed by the Richmond-based company Off-Grid by Design and is the first of its kind in our area." More info at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11719369.htm
Read the Tidewater Current post about the tour - http://www.tidewatercurrent.com/2013_fall/features.html AND Read Nora Firestone's article in the Virginian-Pilot featuring homes at the North End http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/VirginianPilot/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VmlyZ2luaWFuUGlsb3QvMjAxMy8wOS8yMQ..&pageno=NTg.&entity=QXIwNTgwMg..&view=ZW50aXR5
Solar in Virginia - The 2.1 MW array installed last year at Norfolk Naval Station currently represents 20% of the state’s installed solar capacity, which at 10 MWs ranks among the bottom tier of state production nationally. Meanwhile, two of our neighboring states rank among the top 10 in installed capacity. MD ranks 8th in the Nation with 79 MWs while NC ranks fifth with 124 MWs installed." National policies are bringing more solar to the state, hopefully new programs will stimulate…
Forestry News electronic newsletter - "Madison-based Plow and Hearth has donated 136,000 tree seedlings for planting in spring 2014 around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since partnering with the VDOF in 1991, Plow and Hearth has donated more than 2.73 Million trees that help clean the air, protect our waterways and enhance the quality of life across the state."
Support for #cleanenergy and momentum against fossil development is gaining ground in Virginia. Learn more about Virginia student Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance Riders and free solar training programs for transitioning vets.
A bipartisan bid for automatic restoration of voting rights to felons failed in a #Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee. Del. Greg Habeeb, R-Salem (HB7), and Del. Betsy Carr, D-Richmond (HB556), proposed legislation that would have restored felons' #votingrights upon completion of their sentences and payment of restitution, fines and costs. Current law requires felons to petition the governor to be able to cast a ballot.