Written by AV's Intern Team


AV's Intern Team

Every year, Appalachian Voices is fortunate to assemble a phenomenal team of rockstar interns from numerous Appalachian and East Coast universities. Enjoy these posts from our interns.

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Views and Brews

There’s nothing better than some time on the trail followed by a smooth cup of java or something with a little kick. Enjoy this carefully crafted list of the perfect pairings.

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Reducing Methane Emissions from Wells Could Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs

Decommissioning unplugged oil and gas wells and reducing emissions at operating wells in accordance with new federal guidelines would create tens of thousands of jobs across four states, according to a recent report.

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WV Companies Deploying Federal Manufacturing and Clean Energy Incentives

Four West Virginia school districts welcomed West Virginia-made electric school buses, and an old machine shop is being transformed into a center for advanced manufacturing.

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Lowering Costs for Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades

Tax credits and rebates can help homeowners make energy-efficient upgrades.

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Real Stories of the Rural Energy for America Program

Dive into these stories of Appalachian entrepreneurs and farmers leveraging the Rural Energy for America Program to build a greener future for their communities.

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How Home Repairs Enable Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Funding for a Virginia program that helps low-income residents repair their homes and receive energy-efficiency upgrades is at risk.

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What Can the New Clean Energy Programs Do For You?

Our guide breaks down what the new clean energy programs can do for your home, business and community.

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Special Sections Along the Appalachian Trail

We asked folks which sections of the Appalachian Trail are their favorites, and here’s what we found!

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REAP Benefits Farmers, Small Businesses and the Climate

Farmers and small businesses are reaping clean energy and cost-saving benefits from the Rural Energy for America Program.

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Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest Plan Finalized

Conservation groups raise concerns for the future of Western North Carolina national forests following the announcement of an updated forest management plan.

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