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Appalachian Voices receives $1.5M from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative

CONTACT: Autumn Long, Appalachian Solar Finance Fund Project Manager, 304-841-3539 Adam Wells, Regional Director of Community and Economic Development, 804 240 4372 Molly Moore, Appalachian Voices Editorial Communications Coordinator, 847-401-3633 The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund (SFF) is


The Problem with Monopoly Utilities

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Much of America’s energy system still runs like it did in the early 20th century, but times are changing.


Imbalance of Power

Related Stories Intro: Imbalance of Power The Problem with Monopoly Utilities Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence Seeking Cooperative Change When we think of shared resources, our waterways, forests and air are often the first that come to mind.


New SWVa project shows top spots for turning old coal mines into economic drivers

Contact: Adam Wells, Economic Diversification Program Coordinator (o) 276-679 1691, (m) 804-240-4372, Norton, VA — Appalachian Voices today released preliminary findings in an ongoing review of abandoned coal mine lands in Southwest Virginia to identify the best potential sites


Crowdsourcing Southwest Virginia’s New Economy

Adam-Wise-CountyAppalachian Voices is on the ground in southwest Virginia, holding community forums and engaging with citizens from all walks of life to gather their hopes and visions for creating a new economy in the region. You might think of it as old-fashioned crowdsourcing. Soon, we’ll have an online, modern-day crowdsourcing platform to gather more ideas and details to help make these visions become reality.


Appalachians Look to Branch Out from Coal-Based Economy

Contact: Adam Wells, Appalachian Voices, (276) 679-1691, Gabby Gillespie, The Alliance for Appalachia, (276) 220-5048, Eric Dixon, Appalachian Citizens Law Center, (865) 202-8688, Two dozen local government entities in the heart of Central Appalachia’s coalfields have passed


Power to the People

By Molly Moore It’s no coincidence that the words “electricity” and “power” can be used interchangeably. Our society owes a huge debt to electricity — it’s often easier to recount the aspects of our lives that are connected to an


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