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  • McAuliffe energy plan for Va. makes debut

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s energy vision for Virginia is stressing a familiar “all of the above” strategy that promotes greater use of renewable generation, efficiency and traditional sources of energy. The thick planning document was released Wednesday. In a cover letter, McAuliffe says the plan will diversify Virginia’s economy on several fronts.…

  • MoCo wants to replace empty garage spaces with solar panels

    Montgomery County on Wednesday put out a request for proposals for companies interested in installing solar panels in empty parking spots on the top of 12 public garages.

  • 8 states release action plan to promote clean cars

    JASON DEAREN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts released a plan Thursday for working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation’s roads by 2025. The so-called “action plan” follows last year’s memorandum of understanding announced by the governors of the states, including California and…

  • Wood heat more popular, but there are environmental concerns

    Bill Traver has sold wood stoves to customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia from his small shop in Hedgesville, W. Va., for nearly three decades, but over the past few years, he\’s seen an increase in sales.

  • Analyst: Dominion’s energy diversity the way of the future

    Dominion Virginia Power\’s new long-range plan shifts the utility\’s emphasis to natural gas, with large-scale solar and offshore wind power as primary sources. And energy analyst Mark Cooper says that \”the smart utilities are heading in that direction.\”

  • Nuclear power may face an economic meltdown

    Nuclear power may be facing a very
    uncertain future, according to a new report.

  • 5 ways to get energy without caffeine

    Tired? We could hear you yawn all the way from here.

  • Driving Green: What to know before buying an electric vehicle

    For drivers the market for a new car or looking to reduce carbon footprint, the 2013 Washington Auto Show is a one-stop shop to see what\’s out there.

  • Tips for finding a green job

    The green and energy sectors have some of the hottest jobs on the market. Joan Michelson, CEO of Green Connections Radio, provides tips for taking advantage of the employment opportunities.

  • How you can save on your electric bills

    D.C. offers an app aimed at making the Public
    Service Commission more transparent. In Maryland,
    there\’s a website that lets you comparison shop
    for
    electric suppliers.

  • Economists say Md. needs wind energy, fracking, more

    Maryland energy policy remains in limbo, without major progress on offshore wind or hydraulic fracturing during the recently completed General Assembly session

  • Energy outlook: Gas prices are going up

    Spoiler alert: Gas price this summer will cost more than last year. About 25 cents more.

  • Is selling energy door-to-door a scam?

    When two salespeople came to a Silver Spring home peddling energy, the homeowner had to question their hard-sell tactics and whether they were legitimate.

  • Say goodbye to the incandescent bulb

    The new year marks the beginning of the incandescent lightbulb\’s initial phase out.