Front Porch Blog

Updates from Appalachia


Bringing energy democracy to Virginia

A series of presentations and workshops on energy democracy is beginning in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read more about three events we’re holding in November — we hope to see you there!

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Wins for opponents of fracked-gas pipelines

Catch up on the latest news in the fight against dangerous fracked-gas pipelines.

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19 old coal sites identified for innovative development projects

Appalachian communities are exploring ways to attract new businesses, pull families out of poverty and strengthen skilled workforces. A primary focus is to redevelop old, unused coal sites.

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Touring solar successes in Southwest Virginia

Residents from across the region toured solar installations in Abingdon and Wise County, Va., to learn more about solar development, financing options and more.

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Dante: A beacon of hope for Southwest Virginia

The small community of Dante is bringing big dreams into action. Appalachian Voices volunteer Sara Lamb shares highlights of the Dante Community Association’s work and reflects on what this progress means for Southwest Virginia.

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