A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

News and notes from our parent organization



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.


Welcoming Virginia’s New Environmental Justice Council

We commend Gov. Terry McAuliffe's creation of Virginia's first Environmental Justice Advisory Council.


Challenging the Pipelines

While the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines may have obtained federal approval, there's still plenty of room left to fight in the statehouses.


Objecting to Duke’s Proposed Rate Hikes

Appalachian Voices stands in firm opposition to Duke Energy's proposed rate hikes to pay for their dirty energy.


Taking Legal Action to Clean Up Belews Creek Coal Ash

Thanks to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center, Duke Energy will have to answer for its illegal coal ash pollution of the Dan River Basin.


Volunteer Task Force

Get involved with Appalachian Voices to educate Western North Carolina residents about decreasing energy waste!


Member Spotlight: Diana Withen

Diana Withen is a teacher, leader and environmental advocate in Southwest Virginia, where she is also regularly distributes The Appalachian Voice.


Making Plans for 2018

The Appalachian Voices team came together from across the region in August to discuss how to best protect and uplift the region in 2018 and beyond.


Hellos and Goodbyes

As we say goodbye to our former associate editor Elizabeth (Lee) Payne, we welcome our new associate editor Kevin Ridder and our newest AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, Becca Bauer.