With the start of the Virginia General Assembly on January 9, we begin the annual competition between high priced lobbyists and the people power that groups like the Sierra Club represent. Your support for Sierra Club permits us to speak the truth of many voices to money and power of polluting corporations. This January provides [...]
Thanks to you and Delegate David Toscano, Virginia recently took a small but significant step towards realizing its clean energy future.
First, Delegate Toscano championed legislation that allowed Dominion Virginia Power to propose to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) a 30 megawatt pilot solar project. Then activists like you petitioned the SCC to approve this proposal, [...]
Solar energy is the cleanest, most abundant, renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has an ample and infinite supply of sun. With this tremendous potential, it is no surprise that solar is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, with more than 5,500 solar companies employing people in every state in [...]
Tell the SCC it’s time to bring clean energy to Virginia by ramping up clean energy projects such as the Community Solar Power Program.
Dominion passes off to each of us its ratepayers those costs involved with satisfying Virginia’s renewable energy law. And what kind of renewable energy are we paying for? Dams, trash and wood. No wind and no solar.
Worse still, the energy from dams, trash and wood is mostly generated out-of-state and from old [...]
by Ivy Main
Solar energy, long viewed as too expensive for widespread use in Virginia, may reach competitive price levels across the nation within just six years.
This was the big take-home message for several Sierra Club members who attended a one-day conference
on April 24  marking the opening of George Washington University’s Institute for Analysis of [...]