Blog Archives

Southwest Virginia takes powerful steps to advance solar energy

A big week for solar energy in Southwest Virginia includes celebrating eight communities for their advancements in solar and the announcement of a substantial grant to build a big solar project on a former mine site.

TAGS:

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!

TAGS:

Southwest Va. group plans for more solar energy in coal region

CONTACT: Chelsea Barnes New Economy Program Manager Appalachian Voices chelsea@appvoices.org (276) 207-9636 The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia is seeking bids for 12 solar projects totalling 2.73 megawatts of energy generation as part of its Commercial-Scale Group Purchase Program. The

TAGS:

Southwest Va. solar group seeks local partners for group purchase program

CONTACT Chelsea Barnes New Economy Program Manager chelsea@appvoices.org, (276) 207-9636 The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia has announced an opportunity for businesses, government and nonprofit entities to go solar and save money on electricity bills through its second Commercial-Scale Solar

TAGS:

Iowa Electric Co-op Embraces Solar

Solar Panels

Since 2008, Eastern Iowa’s Farmers Electric Cooperative has integrated more solar power after seeing the financial benefits it brings to the community.

TAGS:

Reform at One Southwestern Co-op Spurs Change at Another

man looking at sign

In the Southwest, several electric cooperatives are demanding better terms and more renewables from their power provider.

TAGS:

Blocking an Energy Monopoly Move

Virginia rejected a Dominion Energy proposal that would have eliminated competition for selling renewable energy to large commercial customers.

TAGS:

New TVA rate structure likely to harm low-income families

TVA’s Board of Directors voted to implement a rate change that will disproportionately burden low-income residential ratepayers and will discourage investments in energy efficiency and renewables.

TAGS:

The Rules of the Solar Game

Nothing is more free than the sun and the wind, right? The answer is not as clear-cut as one might think, and is different from state to state and even within the same state, as utilities often set their own

TAGS:

Va. regulators reject APCO’s misguided renewable energy program

SCC commissioners

Contact: Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, peter@appvoices.org Yesterday, the Virginia State Corporation Commission rejected a program proposed by Appalachian Power Company that would have charged customers well above market rates if they elected the utility’s proposed program for 100% renewable

TAGS: