September 17, 2016
Appalachian Voices is hosting a series of town halls in October in several Southwest Virginia communities to gather ideas for strengthening and diversifying the economy. Read our blog about the importance of citizen engagement in determining the region’s future.
Virginia and the Carolinas have enough natural gas supply and storage to meet demand through 2030, according to a new study — meaning there’s no need to build the massive, and massively expensive, Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.
At a recent community meeting in East Tennessee, where low-income families sometimes pay hundreds of dollars on their monthly electric bill, local citizens made abundantly clear the need for upfront financial assistance for energy-efficiency home improvements.
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In rural Appalachia, there is a growing movement to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds, identities and aspirations to thrive. We spoke with young people and youth groups around the region about their efforts.
Across the southern United States, the international demand for wood pellets has reduced millions of acres of forest to wasteland. Ironically, this devastation results from European climate policies that define our forests as a renewable and carbon neutral source of fuel.