Category: Virginia Politics

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2014 Legislative Leaders

For the second year running, the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter will recognize the contributions of a select few legislators. This year, the Club applauds nine individuals who introduced climate change or energy bills during the 2014 General Assembly Session. For some of this year’s Legislative Leaders, bipartisan cooperation resulted in victories for the environment. Several [...]

Crossover at the General Assembly
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Crossover at the General Assembly

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. [...]

Ivy Main, Reporting
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Ivy Main, Reporting

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 [...]

Clean Energy Business Lobby Day 2014
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Clean Energy Business Lobby Day 2014

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 [...]

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Energy Bills to Watch in 2014

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 [...]

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Year 2013 in Review: Looking Back to Go Forward

We kicked off 2013 with the Sierra Club’s participation in the largest Climate Rally in U.S. history held next door in our Nation’s Capital. As many as 40,000 activists from around the country, including thousands from Virginia, heard speeches and music, then marched to the White House waiving signs and shouting chants, hoping to convince [...]