The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia



Utility affordability in the time of Coronavirus

Friday, August 14th, 2020 | Posted by Emily Piontek | No Comments

Equitable access to affordable water and energy services -- fundamental to human well-being and public health -- has been a significant though largely unseen problem for decades. Then Covid struck. [ Read More ]


Energy Democracy for Appalachian Power: New workshops scheduled!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | Posted by Emily Piontek | No Comments

Our (virtual) summer series in Virginia is going strong! We’re happy to announce two upcoming workshops about Energy Democracy and Appalachian Power. [ Read More ]


A win for solar! FERC protects net-metering

Monday, July 20th, 2020 | Posted by Emily Piontek | No Comments

Thanks to input from our supporters and beyond, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dismissed a petition that would have made solar net-metering illegal. [ Read More ]


A shady, dangerous attack on clean energy

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 | Posted by Emily Piontek | No Comments

In a major threat to clean energy advances across the U.S., a special interest group wants federal regulators to change the rules for solar owners -- in a bad way. [ Read More ]


Belong to an electric co-op? Your vote is needed!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 | Posted by Emily Piontek | No Comments

Most rural folks rely on electric co-ops for their power, and as "member-owners," they vote on board members who decide everything from rates to whether clean energy is part of their energy source. [ Read More ]