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Make your home energy efficient to avoid getting ripped off by Appalachian Power

You can soften the blow of ApCo’s rate increases by making a plan to improve the energy efficiency of your home and taking advantage of the tax incentives currently available.

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WV Companies Deploying Federal Manufacturing and Clean Energy Incentives

A Kanawha County school bus fills the photo.

Four West Virginia school districts welcomed West Virginia-made electric school buses, and an old machine shop is being transformed into a center for advanced manufacturing.

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Opportunities for clean energy development in Appalachia from Inflation Reduction Act and other federal investments highlighted during White House event

In an event highlighting investments secured through the American Rescue Plan Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act in Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky, Appalachian Solar Finance Fund Director Autumn Long discussed how the fund’s work and impact have been amplified by federal investment in Central Appalachian states.

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Castle in the Sun

“Kids look at it, and they see a castle,” says Scott Miller, executive director of Just For Kids Advocacy Center, of the nonprofit organization’s new Beckley, West Virginia, headquarters. That castle is now solar-powered by a 14-panel ground array, which was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 25.

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What Can the New Clean Energy Programs Do For You?

Our guide breaks down what the new clean energy programs can do for your home, business and community.

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Challenges Remain For Mountain Valley Pipeline

Mountain Valley Pipeline pipes litter the ground along the pipeline in front of a Virginia home.

In 2022 and 2023, opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have witnessed a number of victories and setbacks.

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REAP Benefits Farmers, Small Businesses and the Climate

An aerial photo looks down on a white, rectangular building with solar panels on its rooftop. A pink sign on the side of the building bears the name Annie's Frugal Finery.

Farmers and small businesses are reaping clean energy and cost-saving benefits from the Rural Energy for America Program.

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Proposed Regional Hydrogen Energy Hubs Raise Concerns

Two consortiums of power companies and other businesses are seeking federal funding for proposed regional hydrogen energy hubs. Most hydrogen energy production processes produce climate-altering emissions.

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Solar Fund Boosts Renewable Energy Projects

The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund has supported 32 new projects since its launch in November 2021.

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Appalachia receives major benefits from federal Inflation Reduction Act to power solar projects

Going solar has become more accessible and affordable for nonprofit organizations, businesses, and local governments in Appalachia. Communities near a recently closed coal mine or coal-fired power plant directly benefit from significant federal funding flowing into the region.

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