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Black Appalachian Coalition Aims to Shift Narrative on Energy, Other Issues

The Black Appalachian Coalition is seeking to amplify the voices of Appalachia’s people of color, whose stories are often left out of policy discussions about energy and other issues in the region.
Bishop Marcia Dinkins, the group’s founder and executive director, recently talked with the Energy News Network about the coalition’s work.

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House Bill 6 Resurfaces in Ohio’s Lame-Duck Session

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Ohio lawmakers seem at odds over what to do about an energy-bailout bill signed last year, but mired in scandal ever since.

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Energy Democracy Tour Gathers Communities’ Visions for Our Energy Future

The Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour and the Energy Justice North Carolina, End the Duke Monopoly Tour have been a roaring success so far! Stay tuned for more tour dates in both states and in Virginia.

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Southwest Virginia communities first in Central Appalachia to achieve national recognition for advancing solar energy

Saint Paul, VA, July 25, 2019 – Eight Southwest Virginia communities have achieved designation under the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of local solar energy markets, at a time when several major solar installations on schools, businesses, and

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The Cost of Trump’s Coal & Nuclear Bailout

A study found that the Trump Administration’s draft proposal to subsidize floundering coal and nuclear plants for two years could cost between $9.7 billion and $17.2 billion per year.

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A watershed moment in Virginia’s energy politics

A groundswell of citizen pressure and efforts by Appalachian Voices and other groups on Dominion’s rate bill disrupted “business as usual” in this year’s Virginia General Assembly.

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Two N.C. Counties Make Energy Efficiency History

Two North Carolina counties — Yancey and Mitchell — have become the first in the nation to pass resolutions supporting the development of an “on-bill financing” program for energy efficiency improvements by their electric utility.

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Virginians challenge Gov. McAuliffe on energy policy, climate

Grassroots Alliance Calls for a ‘March on the Mansion’ in July to Demand Clean Power Contact: Kelly Trout, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, 240-396-2022, kelly@chesapeakeclimate.org Amanda Pohl, Virginia Organizing, 804-337-1912, amanda@virginia-organizing.org Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org RICHMOND, Va. – An

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Environmental Votetracker – Feb/March 2016

See how Appalachian congressional representatives voted on several environmental issues in December 2015 and January 2016.

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High Country residents speak up to save energy

BRE CEO 2Appalachian Voices joined with numerous others this month in asking Blue Ridge Electric co-op to help its members save money and make their homes healthier and more comfortable by financing home energy-efficiency improvements. At the co-op’s annual meeting, CEO Doug Johnson said his team is considering offering debt-free financing for upgrades including home weatherization.

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