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High prices for dirty fuels in Southwest Virginia

Old Dominion Power wants to charge residents more for increasingly expensive fossil fuels, when renewable energy offers a lower-cost alternative. Join us at the State Corporation Commission’s public hearing in Norton, Va., on May 23!

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New coalition launches to reform Virginia energy policy

MEDIA CONTACTS Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Cassady Craighill, 828-817-3328, cassady@cleanvirginia.org Peter Vicenzi, (202) 942-7621, pvicenzi@freedomworks.org Richmond – Nine organizations representing a wide range of public policy ideologies introduced the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition today, an unprecedented coalition united to reform

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Now Hiring!

Appalachian Voices is hiring three new positions to help us achieve our goal of bringing energy democracy to the region!

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Takeaways from the TVA quarterly meeting

Increased public participation but continued gaps in transparency marked TVA’s recent quarterly meeting, which included a vote to close two of the utility’s coal plants.

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Groups target Duke Energy to end monopoly control of NC electric system

Social justice and clean energy groups call for state leaders to allow energy choice, saying hurricanes, rising electric rates, other harms show state system is broken Raleigh N.C. – A new, diverse coalition of 15 local, state and national groups

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Groups urge N.C. lawmakers to prevent Duke Energy from gouging customers for grid “improvements”

A joint press release from NC Warn and Appalachian Voices Duke Energy executives are seeking support from North Carolina legislators and others for a highly controversial and twice-failed plan to lock in up to $13 billion in customer rate increases

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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