A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

News and notes from our parent organization



Member Spotlight: Mike McKinney

Knoxville-based Mike McKinney is a environmental educator, researcher and advocate — and also a longtime distributor of The Appalachian Voice publication.


Southwest Virginia Solar Workgroup Receives Award

The Southwest Virginia Solar Workgroup received the first Torchbearer award at the 2018 SWVA Economic Forum for its work on regional economic progress.


Pipeline Pushback Continues with Water Monitoring and Lawsuits

Appalachian Voices has joined a lawsuit calling on a federal court to stop construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline and is working with citizen water monitors to hold pipeline developers accountable.


Blocking an Energy Monopoly Move

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


A Sunny Welcome for Austin Counts

Our Norton, Va., office is thrilled to welcome our new Southwest Virginia Solar VISTA, Austin Counts! Austin will be helping our New Economy Program to bring more solar energy to the region.


Robeson Rises

A new documentary looks at the potential impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Eastern North Carolina.


Onward in the Pipeline Fight!

Appalachian Voices is working alongside communities and organizations to stop the wave of fracked-gas pipelines.


Standing Up to TVA and Engaging Electric Co-op Members in Tennessee

Our Tennessee team is hosting workshops to provide tools and support to electric co-op members, and working to keep the public involved in TVA’s efforts to change its rate structure.


Pushing for Solar Freedom and Utility Accountability in Virginia

Our Virginia team is committed to bringing more accessible renewable energy to the state and lessening the political influence of monopoly utilities like Dominion.


Contest Brings Energy Efficiency to N.C. High Country Homes

Our Energy Savings team is hosting a contest in which five semi-finalists will win a home energy audit and one winner will receive the grand prize of $4,000 in home energy upgrades.


Bruce Gould and Kate McClory: Advocates for a Better Appalachia

Bruce Gould and Kate McClory distribute The Appalachian Voice in Richmond, Va., and are passionate about enjoying and protecting the outdoors.


Engaging Members of Electric Cooperatives

Our Energy Savings team has been working to educate, organize and provide technical support to member-owners who want to increase participation in their rural electric cooperatives.


Clean Energy for Virginia

Our Virginia team kicked off 2018 hard at work pushing the state legislature to allow clean, affordable energy to prosper in the commonwealth.


Continuing the Fight Against Pipelines

The pipeline resistance continues on many fronts despite some recent permit approvals for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.


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.