A committed advocate for clean energy policy, education and outreach, Chelsea is our New Economy Program Manager in our Norton, Va., office. When she is not advancing renewable energy, you can likely find her enjoying one of Southwest Virginia's many scenic trails.
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
New energy laws in Virginia provide significant opportunity for solar development in the state's historic coalfields, but not enough direct support for communities hit by the clean energy transition. [ More
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
Pro-solar policy is crucial to bringing clean, renewable energy to Southwest Virginia and Appalachia as a whole. [ More
Monday, August 19th, 2019 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
Old Dominion Power is seeking a massive rate increase, which would increase average residential electricity bills by nearly $29 per month and make it more difficult for Southwest Virginia businesses and residents to access solar power. Now is your chance to speak up! [ More
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
A big week for solar energy in Southwest Virginia includes celebrating eight communities for their advancements in solar and the announcement of a substantial grant to build a big solar project on a former mine site.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia was recently awarded a "Solar Discovery" prize for identifying solar projects in Virginia's coalfield counties that would create jobs and benefit local communities.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
Old Dominion Power wants to charge residents more for increasingly expensive fossil fuels, when renewable energy offers a lower-cost alternative. Join us at the State Corporation Commission's public hearing in Norton, Va., on May 23! [ More
Friday, March 15th, 2019 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments
Members of the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition visited an abandoned mine in Mingo County, W.Va., slated to become the site of a solar-powered aquaponics agriculture facility. [ More