Legislative politics, industry influence, and financial pressures from an aging bus fleet helped shape spending.
The state jumped up 12 spots and into the top 10 nationally for solar capacity installed among K-12 schools.
“When technologies don’t align with people’s needs, people don’t use them,” says Virginia Tech assistant professor Philip Agee.
A new initiative announced Wednesday will install up to 12 megawatts of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region over the next three years.
Coal country is not without options. But coal’s long legacy of hope, promises and failure has instilled a political inertia that won’t soon be overcome.