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One local organization is changing the way people buy and use energy ... one neighborhood at a time.
Dominion Virginia Power has submitted an updated long-range energy plan to state regulators that proposes a heavy reliance on natural gas, but also includes large-scale solar power generation and wind power.
It sounds like a good deal: sell the solar power generated by solar panels on your roof to your utility company for a profit. But a consumer advocate is calling it unfair.
If you have a solar panel on your roof or in your backyard producing more electricity than you need, it could soon be a moneymaker.
Thurmont has its first commercial solar energy project with the installation of a system at Federal Stone Industries.
Pursuing a portfolio of renewable power sources such as solar, biomass and wind power to satisfy Virginia's energy appetite through 2035 would create tens of thousands more jobs than relying on either coal or natural gas, a George Mason University study concludes.
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