West Virginia News

The following news clips highlight West Virginia involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 1, 2012

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 Moves to California

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the 20 teams, representing 13 states and Washington, D.C. plus 3 foreign countries, that will compete U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, which will be held in California for the first time. More

March 17, 2010

Utilities in California and Ohio Test New Power Storage Technologies

Utilities in California and Ohio are embracing new energy storage technologies, such as large-scale batteries and ice cooling devices, as ways to cut peak power loads and help integrate renewable energy into the grid. The innovations are part of the move towards Smart Grid technologies. More

November 4, 2009

DOE Delivers $38 Million to Four States for Clean Energy

DOE has granted more than $38 million in Recovery Act funds to Alaska, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia to support each state's energy efficiency priorities. The awards are part of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. More

July 1, 2009

DOE Awards $454 Million for Clean Energy in 18 States

The states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington. and West Virginia have received $454 million in Recovery Act funds through DOE's State Energy Program. More

February 23, 2009

West Virginia Governor Proposes Renewable Portfolio Standard

The governor of West Virginia has introduced a bill to the state legislature that would require 25 percent of the electricity sold to retail customers to be generated from alternative and renewable energy sources by 2025. The Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act aims to meet the state's energy needs, create jobs, and improve the environment. More

April 30, 2007

Connecticut, West Virginia Students Win the Fuel Cell Car Challenge

The team from Storrs, Connecticut, had the fastest car on a ten-meter straight track during the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Model Car Challenge, but the team from Bridgeport, West Virginia, built the car that could climb an incline the fastest. The annual challenge is part of the National Science Bowl. More

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