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


The People’s Voice on TVA: Advocates create forum for public input and expert testimony on TVA’s long-term energy plan

Friday, February 16th, 2024 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | 2 Comments

TVA is the country’s largest public utility with 10 million customers across seven states, but advocates say the utility isn’t doing a good job involving the public or third party experts in its long-term energy planning, which will be completed by the end of 2024. [ Read More ]

Movements to stop TVA’s gas buildout gain momentum ahead of critical year

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | 7 Comments

Campaigns to stop Tennessee Valley Authority’s proposed methane gas buildout are closing out 2023 with some major developments and eyeing next year as pivotal. [ Read More ]

Gov. Youngkin’s attempt to repeal RGGI administratively violates the law

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | 2 Comments

At the heart of Youngkin’s effort is the question: Is the governor allowed to do this? The answer is no, and Appalachian Voices, along with a number of our partner organizations represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, are going to court to enforce the law. [ Read More ]

Boone residents and students celebrate a win in the fight for solar energy!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | No Comments

The community of Boone, North Carolina, celebrated a small victory when the local utility, New River Light and Power, announced in March it would rescind its proposed annual $99 fee for solar customers! [ Read More ]

Can’t stop, won’t stop! Fighting to protect you and the environment at Virginia’s General Assembly

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | No Comments

Virginia’s 2022 General Assembly gaveled in on January 12 for two months of legislative wrangling in the crowded halls of the state capitol! We expect to play defense on protecting pivotal laws that tackle the climate crisis, while pushing for progress in key areas. Don't sit this one out — we need all Virginia hands on deck! [ Read More ]



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