Our Energy Savings campaign works to expand energy efficiency and empower members of electric cooperatives. Learn about our campaign and why each member of our team is passionate about this work.
In Alleghany County, N.C., Christian Lannie used Blue Ridge Energy’s Energy SAVER loan program to finance home upgrades that make his family’s home more comfortable in the winter while lowering electric bills.
Over the last two years, SOCM’s Cumberland County Chapter has advocated for on-bill financing program for energy efficiency at their electric co-op, Volunteer Energy Cooperative.
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Three counties in the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation service territory have passed resolutions encouraging the electric co-op to develop a tariffed on-bill financing program that would help the co-op’s members afford home energy efficiency improvements.
Electric co-ops are governed by boards who are democratically elected, and therefore supposedly responsive to their customers, who are also co-owners of these utilities. The Powell Valley Electric Cooperative in east Tennessee has stirred grave concern with its herbicide spraying policy, and members are speaking out.
Buncombe County, N.C. passed a resolution encouraging the local electric cooperative to develop a program that would help thousands of people in the area afford home energy efficiency improvements.
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.
Appalachian Voices was proud to join hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents who marched in Washington and around the nation for science and for the climate. We also released a new study on energy efficiency in Western North Carolina.