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Finally, Virginia lawmakers heed public’s call for clean energy

After years of advocacy by Appalachian Voices and many others, the Virginia legislature 2020 session produced bold measures that will move us toward a cleaner, more equitable energy economy — but there is work left to do.

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Lawsuits Against Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines Ramp Up

Pipeline developers continue to be met with opposition from landowners, environmental groups, legislators and more.

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It’s Not Your Imagination — Utilities Are Seeking More Rate Increases

chart showing U.S. Electricity rate cases filed with utility regulators from 1980-2018

Utilities may be requesting more rate hikes, but more and more legislators are refusing utility money, and communities continue to protest rate hikes.

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Reforming Virginia’s energy system continues

Virginia lawmakers took a critical step this session in keeping a proposal to end monopoly electric utilities under consideration for 2021.

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Momentous win for environmental justice and against pipelines!

Communities and organizations fighting the proposed fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline celebrated a monumental win for environmental justice this week.

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Fossil fuels in Virginia

In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons says the 2019 election for state legislative offices is a clear mandate for energy utility reform in Virginia.

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Electric Utility News From Around the Region

News updates concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duke Energy, Old Dominion Power, Dominion Energy, and local power companies.

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Pipelines Continue to Face Obstacles

pipeline protest

As the Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to cause problems and spark protests, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces new legal troubles.

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Va regulators warns of higher bills wtih Dominion’s latest plan

The State Corporation Commission today issued a press release stating that it has approved Dominion Energy’s long-range plan, which it had previously rejected and asked the utility to revise. The SCC held that the new “Integrated Resource Plan” met the

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New Coalition Aims to Reform Energy Policy in Virginia

Tom Cormons gives speech

In early May, we joined eight other organizations representing a wide range of public policy ideologies to introduce the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition aimed at lowering prices and increasing choices for ratepayers while improving the environment.

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