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Dominion Virginia Power says more than 15,000 customers are signed up for its program to support renewable energy. The Richmond-based utility says the Green Power program offers customers the option to match their home electricity use with renewable...
ReporterWe will find out next week if a proposed fee on hybrids and electric vehicles will drop from $100 to $64 a year. The cut isn't stopping criticism of the plan. Hybrid drivers say they still believe the fee is unfair. Larry Hill lives in Roanoke...
Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation changing how Virginia regulators handle electric rates. McDonnell on Thursday signed legislation that eliminates renewable energy bonuses and makes other regulatory changes following a deal between Attorney...
ReporterOwners of hybrid cars drove around Capitol Square honking their horns Thursday afternoon. Other supporters carried signs and chanted, "No hybrid tax." They were protesting proposed legislation, including an element of the Governor's transportation plan...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterGovernor Bob McDonnell is proposing a major overhaul of transportation funding that would do away with the state’s gas tax, and increase the state sales tax by almost a penny. The Governor’s office says the plan would generate more than $3...
reporter"Our message today to Congress, don't throw wind off the fiscal cliff," says Sarah Bucci, Environment Virginia. The clock is ticking and this group doesn't want to be caught under the buzzer. Explains Bucci, "Incentives are benefits in place to build...
WDBJ7 ReporterIt's not the newest technology but solar powered panels are a new way of keeping the lights on NASCAR has never seen before. "NASCAR is not the traditionally thought of as the most green sport. You think of the fossil fuels the oils the high octane...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Appalachian Power is asking Virginia regulators to increase what it charges customers to recover costs related to renewable energy. The company said Friday it has filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. If...
ReporterMany of us get a real "shock" when we open our power bill each month. And as energy rates continue to rise, no relief is in sight. So what can you do to save money? Saving energy will be the primary topic of an expo that will take place at the Roanoke...
ReporterThe campaign trail can lead to some unusual places. Wednesday morning, Virginia'sU.S. Senaterace stopped at the regional water pollution control plant. Democrat Tim Kaine toured the facility in southeast Roanoke. He was there, because the plant uses...
A car company is moving its new manufacturing facility and headquarters to Danville. Hybrid Vehicles of Danville plans to hire 25 people right away, and eventually hopes to employ 150 workers. The company makes large hybrid vehicles, like large buses...
Gov. Bob McDonnell has vetoed at least seven bills passed by the 2012 General Assembly and amended dozens more. One of the amendments would allow cities, counties and towns to phase in 5 percent pay raises that teachers and local employees will have to...
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