A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

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Clean Energy for Virginia

Our Virginia team kicked off 2018 hard at work pushing the state legislature to allow clean, affordable energy to prosper in the commonwealth.

Appalachian Voices fully supports the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia’s efforts to pass H.B. 1252, which would make all tax-exempt entities across the state eligible to leverage the 30 percent federal solar tax credit. This would make it more financially feasible to install solar at 10 of the “solar ambassador” sites identified in the recent Solar Roadmap for Southwest Virginia.

Another bill would allow utilities like Dominion Energy to skirt the state utility commission’s oversight and keep electricity rates artificially inflated. We’re asking legislators to stand up and say “no” to Dominion. Read more about the bill in this issue of The Appalachian Voice and Executive Director Tom Cormons’ thoughts on the matter in his Richmond Times-Dispatch op-ed.

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