A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Energy Democracy in Action

Choctaw Electric meeting

In Appalachia and across the country, ratepayers are demanding more clean energy, affordability, choice and transparency from their energy providers. Roanoke Electric Cooperative Roanoke Electric Exemplifies Service to Members A rural North Carolina cooperative responds to member feedback by fostering

Legal Action and Protests Against Pipelines

protest sign

Numerous lawsuits have led to a complete halt to construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and at Mountain Valley Pipeline water crossings as protests against pipelines continue to spring up.

Citizen Science in Appalachia

kid holding beetle trap

From monitoring the health of local waterways to tracking the changing seasons, people from all walks of life are seizing the opportunity to participate in scientific projects.

Roanoke Electric Exemplifies Service to Members

people in line

A rural North Carolina cooperative responds to member feedback by fostering economic development and clean energy.

Power to the People

Randy Wilson

In Appalachia and across the country, people are reclaiming their power from electricity monopolies that weren’t serving their needs.

Solar “Makers” and Solar “Brakers”

people installing solar panels

A new report by the Southern Environmental Law Center highlights restrictive solar policies at Blue Ridge Energy.

Gainesville Loves Mountains

citizens work on Gainesville Loves Mountains

Gainesville, Fla., citizens push their utility away from mountaintop removal coal and toward clean energy.

Iowa Electric Co-op Embraces Solar

Solar Panels

Since 2008, Eastern Iowa’s Farmers Electric Cooperative has integrated more solar power after seeing the financial benefits it brings to the community.

Vigilant Volunteers Monitor Pipeline Construction

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Local residents are monitoring pipeline construction along the routes of several major projects. Some people are checking on the health of impacted streams, and others are deploying aerial surveillance.

Volunteers Identify Old-Growth Forest

Doug Wood

Volunteers with the Old-Growth Forest Network scout out stands of old-growth forest throughout the country to protect the unique forest habitats these trees provide.