Coal ash is a dangerous by-product of burning coal for energy, containing harmful metals and chemicals like arsenic, lead, and selenium. Coal ash is not subject to federal regulation, and state laws governing coal combustion waste disposal are usually weak or non-existent. Across the country, millions of tons of coal ash are being stored in ponds, [...]
Author Archive for Corrina Beall
Corrina Beall is the Legislative Coordinator for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Before politics and ideology poisoned the discussion, there was bi-partisan agreement that human-caused climate change is real, poses a serious threat to all of us, and needs to be mitigated. Five years ago, the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change issued its unanimous Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan (December 2008), which carefully reviewed and [...]
By Ivy Main Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007, where she currently serves as Chair. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. [...]
Is Dominion Virginia Power REALLY serving our interests as Virginians? As Virginia’s largest electric utility Dominion Virginia Power does provide us with electricity, but at what cost? Dominion Virginia Power’s current Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) — its plan to meet our electricity needs over the next 15 years — is NOT SUSTAINABLE. Q: What [...]
By Ivy Main Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author [...]
Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor ice can keep clean energy business lobbyists down! While not quite all of the 47 business representatives registered to attend our 4th annual Clean Energy Business Lobby Day could make it to Richmond, we still had an enormously successful day. The 28 business representatives from Virginia’s solar, wind and energy efficiency industries made close to 60 meetings with legislative offices. The 2014 Lobby Day legislative agenda supported [...]