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Bringing energy democracy to Virginia

A series of presentations and workshops on energy democracy is beginning in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read more about three events we’re holding in November — we hope to see you there!

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Public opposition in N.C. wins on rate-hike bill despite Duke Energy’s money influence

CONTACTS: Rory McIlmoil, 828-278-4558, rory@appvoices.org Bobby Jones, 919-394-0727, bibija@aol.com Today, the North Carolina Senate voted 48-0 to pass a revised version of Senate Bill 559 that the House of Representatives had passed yesterday 112-0. Public opposition to previous versions of

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Virginia Gov. Northam announces climate goals for 2050

CONTACTS: Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Today, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed Executive Order 43, setting a goal for the commonwealth to achieve 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2050. Statement from Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons: This announcement from the

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Response to N.C. House passage of Duke Energy’s rate hike bill

CONTACTS: Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Josh McClenney, 919-454-1560, josh@appvoices.org Today the North Carolina House of Representatives voted to pass SB559 with an amendment requiring a study of the most controversial provisions. One of the provisions is a multi-year rate plan

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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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Doctoral Student Helps Virginia Tech Labs Go Green

Virginia Tech doctoral student Ellen Garcia is implementing green practices such as recycling and energy efficiency at the university’s science labs.

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U.S. Sees Growth in Clean Energy Jobs

A total of 110,000 net new clean energy jobs were added in the United States in 2018, a growth rate of 3.6 percent.

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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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In Tennessee, electric bill fees hurt customers

As Tennessee electric utilities seek to maintain profits, they are are increasing fixed fees on customer electric bills, regardless of how much electricity they use. That’s patently unfair, especially for lower-income people.

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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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