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Citizens, public interest group denounce TVA’s proposed new fee

Knoxville, TN – Nearly 40 people attended today’s Tennessee Valley Authority Board meeting to speak out against TVA’s plans to change the way it charges local power companies for energy. Many speakers argued that the “New Pricing Paradigm,” as TVA


Dominion Energy-backed bill faces historic opposition in Va. House of Delegates

Statement from Tom Cormons, Appalachian Voices Executive Director, on passage today by the Virginia House of Delegates of electric rate bill HB 1558: This version has been updated as of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12. “The bill that passed today

Virginia Delegates face a choice on Tuesday: Dominion Energy or Virginia families

CONTACT: Tom Cormons, Executive Director,, (434) 981-6506 The Virginia House of Delegates this evening narrowly rejected a measure that would have protected Virginians from having to pay as much as $50 billion in the coming years to Dominion Energy

High winter energy bills got you down?

Thousands of families see their energy costs skyrocket in winter, leaving many struggling to pay their bills. Here’s a basic overview of electric bills and how energy use translates to the balance you see on your bill.


Hold Duke Energy accountable for its illegal coal ash leaks!

North Carolina environmental regulators have proposed an arrangement that requires Duke Energy to take some expedited clean-up steps at its Marshall, Allen and Cliffside coal ash ponds. But the proposal doesn’t go far enough. The N.C. DEQ needs to hear from you!

A conversation about co-ops

Electric co-op members in Cumberland Gap learn their rights in a special community forum by our Energy Savings for Appalachia team.

MLK Day of Service

On Saturday, January 20, students at Appalachian State University joined with Appalachian Voices for the annual MLK Challenge, a day of community outreach in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


FERC faces another legal challenge over Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Charlottesville, VA— The Southern Environmental Law Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed a challenge in federal court on behalf of 11 conservation groups, including Appalachian Voices, challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision to permit the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. “FERC


1,000 days on bottled water

Last week marked the 1,000th day that hundreds of families in North Carolina have had to use nothing but bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing because their well water is likely contaminated by one of Duke Energy’s leaking coal ash ponds.


Appalachian solar jobs on the line in Trump’s Suniva decision

Guest blogger Kyle Pennell of PowerScout takes a look at President Trump’s upcoming January 26 ruling regarding tariffs on solar panel imports and the potential impact his decision could have either way.