solar energy

How Sunshine Powers the Lives of Wildlife

Solar power is cool. Well, I guess technically it’s hot. Either way, the sun is not only involved with creating energy for us, but it plays a critical role in …

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

New Bill Lays Out Responsible Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands

  Today, a bipartisan group of Western representatives and senators introduced the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013. I am feeling giddy. Let me tell you why. …

Weekly News Roundup – July 27, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Applauds New Solar Energy Plan July 24 – …

Solar panel installation

GUEST POST: Helping Schools Reduce Energy Use Saves Money and Serves as a Teaching Tool

The HELiOS Project (Helios Energy Lights Our Schools) was originally developed as a model for helping school districts build their own renewable energy systems to offset the cost of their electricity use. It has been adopted by a growing number of school districts in California.

Here Comes the Sun: Solar Energy Zones Are Key to America’s Renewable Future

“Solar power is an important new source of renewable domestic energy. Done right, we can produce energy, generate jobs and conserve hunting and fishing on our public lands.” Kate Zimmerman, …

Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and …

Virginia’s largest solar energy system to be installed at Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University has signed an agreement with Secure Futures L.L.C., a solar-energy developer based in Staunton, Virginia, to install two solar photovoltaic arrays, totaling approximately 450 kilowatts. The …

Butte College Proves “Grid Positive” Possible

When Butte College publicly stated its goal in 2008 to become grid positive by 2012, the campus sustainability community watched developments closely, wondering how Butte would achieve this goal.  The technical, financial, …

Growing Green in the Valley

Blue Ridge Community College, a partner of the Greenforce Initiative, will host Growing Green in the Valley for agricultural producers, agri-tourism operations, and related businesses and interested individuals on Thursday, May …

Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to …

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