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Blue Ridge Energy: An uncooperative cooperative?

As a resident of the North Carolina High Country and a member of Blue Ridge Energy, Appalachian Voices’ Rory McIlmoil believes the co-op can and must do better by its members.

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Duke Energy’s grid modernization pilot still shortchanges ratepayers

Appalachian Voices and our allies are raising concerns related to the process and substance behind Duke Energy’s grid modernization pilot.

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Blocking an Energy Monopoly Move

Virginia rejected a Dominion Energy proposal that would have eliminated competition for selling renewable energy to large commercial customers.

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Electric Rate Reform Pits Utilities Against Consumer, Clean Energy Advocates

Electric utilities across the Southeast are proposing a variety of rate reforms that could raise utility bills and deter energy efficiency across the region.

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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.

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Virginia inches closer to a carbon market

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is developing a rule that could significantly limit carbon emissions from power plants in the commonwealth. Developing a carbon trading program would be a sound option.

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Empower Kentucky Plan Would Create Jobs, Boost Energy Efficiency

A new plan by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth sets a path for the state to reduce its carbon footprint, increase social justice, create jobs and boost the economy.

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Environmental regulations didn’t cause coal’s decline — and rollbacks won’t save it.

Despite his repeated promises to do so, President Trump is unlikely to revive the coal industry through federal policy, and CEOs of electric utilities and coal mining companies know it.

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Reversing Climate Change Policies

President Trump signed an executive order reversing much of the progress President Obama made towards addressing the realities of climate change. The order calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to overturn the Clean Power Plan, but it will do little to revive the struggling coal industry.

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Cutting carbon pollution in Virginia: Governor McAuliffe should finish what he started

In his final year in office, Governor McAuliffe can cement a powerful legacy on climate and the economy by leading the way on environmental protection and climate action.

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