News and notes from our parent organization
This spring marks a poignant milestone for solar power in Southwest Virginia’s historic coal region. A 3.5-megawatt solar array, slated to be built on a former Wise County coal mine, is moving closer to fruition. The state’s Department of Mines,…
Sister Beth Davies is a committed community advocate who has helped advance addiction treatment environmental protection in her area.
North Carolina residents and environmental groups including Appalachian Voices launched the Energy Justice NC Coalition to promote energy choice and end monopoly control of the state’s utility structure.
Appalachian Voices is hiring three new positions to help us achieve our goal of bringing energy democracy to the region!
We bid a fond farewell to Lauren Essick, a longtime team member with a passion for sustainability and energy justice.
Making a difference in Johnson City, Tennessee.
The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia is helping to kickstart a second commercial-scale solar purchase program along with a bill that would support Virginia solar advances in the state legislature.
We joined North Carolinians living near Duke Energy's coal ash dumps in telling the state that capping the toxic pits instead of moving the material away from water sources is a non-starter.
In January, we joined NC WARN to call on our elected leaders to reject Duke Energy's anticipated grid plan that would allow the monopoly utility to enact up to $13 billion in rate hikes.
We welcome three amazing new members to our team and say a fond farewell to one.
A note from Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons.
Our Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that is responsive and responsible to the people it serves.
A coalition of environmental groups including Appalachian Voices released a report in November detailing opportunities to give old mine lands new life.
We've filed a lawsuit against an unlawful coal mine in West Virginia, co-hosted a summit of landowners in the path of the MVP Southgate Pipeline, called out Virginia Gov. Northam for his egregious dismissal of two air board members during the board’s deliberations, and more.
John and Faye Cooper, owners of the renowned Mast General Store, are longtime supporters of Appalachian Voices and a host of charitable causes in the North Carolina High Country.