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Southwest Virginia Solar Roadmap Released

Our New Economy team has been working with the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia over the past year to blaze a trail for solar energy in seven of Virginia’s historically coal-producing counties.

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College Solar Vehicle Teams Drive Sustainable Transport Forward in Region

App state's solar vehicle

Harnessing Solar in Appalachia Intro: Harnessing Solar Seeking Opportunities in Solar Rules of the Solar Game: Policies can create a level playing field or stack the deck Former Coal Company Town Integrates Energy Efficiency and Solar College Solar Vehicle Teams

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Southwest Virginia Sunshine

Appalachian Voices and our partners were proud to co-host the Southwest Virginia Solar Fair on May 9, 2017.

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Retired Miners Face Possible Loss of Benefits

Retired coal miners face possible loss of benefits, a Duke University study reveals coal ash byproducts in area fish, The U.S. State Department approves the Keystone XL pipeline and other shorts from The Energy Report.

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Cutting carbon pollution in Virginia: Governor McAuliffe should finish what he started

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.

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Get out the sunscreen: Solar is coming to Southwest Virginia

The Southwest Virginia Solar Fair on May 9 in Wise, Va., will be a celebration of the upcoming solar development in Southwest Virginia and brings an emerging and exciting effort full circle.

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Alabama Coal Company Sued for Water Pollution and Other Shorts

Alabama coal company sued for water pollution, a petition to pause a nuclear plant, the price of metallurgical coal rises and other short energy stories from across the region.

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The Path of Most Resistance

Some of the region’s state legislatures and largest utilities have been working to restrict access to solar power and energy efficiency. But clean energy advocates are pushing back.

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Connecting the Economic Dots in Southwest Virginia

Appalachian Voices participated in a recent summit on economic diversification in Southwest Virginia.

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Connecting the economic dots in Southwest Virginia

More than 300 people turned out for the recent Southwest Virginia Economic Forum hosted by UVA-Wise — perhaps the largest gathering of people coming together to talk specifically and hopefully about solutions for the region’s economic future. A week later, the positive energy coming out of the forum is still palpable in the community, with some feeling it may have been the turning point for the region.

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