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What do Virginia’s new energy laws mean for the coalfields

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.

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Southwest Virginia seeks partners for solar development

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CONTACT: Adam Wells, Regional Director of Community and Economic Development, adam@appvoices.org, 276-679-1691 Norton, VA — The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia today released a Request for Information (RFI) for a “co-development concept” for commercial-scale solar projects throughout the seven-county coalfield

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Clean Energy That Leaves No One Behind

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Listen in on a conversation about the importance of equity in clean energy with Appalachian Voices’ Deputy Executive Director Kate Boyle.

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The change in Richmond can bring change statewide

Advocates for clean energy, environmental justice and fair electricity pricing are leveraging the shift in political power in Richmond to advance their missions. Here’s some of the bills Appalachian Voices is working on this session.

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Seeking a Path to 100% Clean Energy

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Localities across Appalachia and the nation have pledged to fully convert to green power — but restrictive policies and monopoly utilities are holding them back.

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TVA Stifles Small-Scale Solar in the Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley Authority is ending its home solar program, called Green Power Providers, at the start of 2020.

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Achieving Clean Energy Goals: A Note From Our Executive Director

Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on overcoming barriers to clean energy in our region.

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Advancing Clean Power and Energy Democracy in State Legislatures

Appalachian Voices and our partners and working to dismantle barriers to Energy Democracy and make clean energy accessible to people across our region.

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A policymaker’s guide to fostering community solar development

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Pro-solar policy is crucial to bringing clean, renewable energy to Southwest Virginia and Appalachia as a whole.

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North Carolina and Virginia Announce Clean Energy Goals

The governors of North Carolina and Virginia both announced clean energy goals that include full carbon neutrality in the power generation sector by 2050

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