Contact: Rory McIlmoil, Appalachian Voices, Energy Savings Program Manager, 828-262-1500, email@example.com Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, Director of Communications, 434-293-6373, firstname.lastname@example.org A video short released today aims to broadly publicize a rarely used model of financing for utilities to pay the…
What if your home could be fixed up so that you’re cool in the middle of summer, warm in winter, and you have more money every year for things you need? See our new 90-second video and learn how.
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.
CONTACT: Rory McIlmoil, Appalachian Voices Energy Savings Program Manager, email@example.com, (828) 262-1500 Boone, N.C. — A program that pays for the upfront cost of home energy improvements could lower monthly bills for thousands of families in western North Carolina while…
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.
Two western North Carolina counties — Yancey and Mitchell — made energy efficiency history when they passed resolutions supporting development of an “on-bill financing” for their citizens by local utility French Broad Electric.
Tennessee residents with inefficient housing and high energy bills could benefit from programs that make home weatherization improvements more accessible.
Students at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. spent a recent Saturday volunteering with Appalachian Voices and others to give two local homes an energy efficiency boost. The work was part of the school’s 18th annual MLK Challenge. “They caught energy leaks I knew nothing about,” said Faith Wright of Vilas, N.C., who was grateful for the volunteer energy of what she called the “student worker bees.”
To make this winter a little easier for folks in Boone, N.C. facing high energy bills, Appalachian Voices devised the Daylight Savings Challenge. Five student volunteers helped us distribute energy efficient LED light bulbs to seniors. All together, the project should save the residents at least $280 a year. That translates to about 1.75 tons of coal that won’t get burned and more than four tons of carbon dioxide pollution that won’t contribute to climate change
For the Daylight Savings Challenge, our Energy Savings team partnered with student volunteers from Appalachian State University to distribute almost 100 energy efficient LED light bulbs to six seniors across Watauga County, N.C.