Category: Renewable Energy

2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard
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2014 Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

Who’s protecting Virginia’s Environment at the State Capitol? The Sierra Club is keeping score. For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has issued a General Assembly Legislative Scorecard. This Scorecard grades our elected officials on the votes they took during the 2014 General Assembly Session on legislation that will have a [...]

Labor and Environmental Groups Call on Gov. McAuliffe to Accelerate Offshore Wind
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Labor and Environmental Groups Call on Gov. McAuliffe to Accelerate Offshore Wind

“With the potential for ten thousand good paying, local, family-supporting jobs in Virginia’s offshore wind industry, Governor McAuliffe should adopt a Virginia Energy Plan that endorses offshore wind and the port improvements needed to make it happen,” said William Harriday, staff representative for United Steelworkers.

Where are the Renewables? Wind and solar policy in Virginia
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Where are the Renewables? Wind and solar policy in Virginia

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 [...]

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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 [...]

General Assembly 2014 – Wind and solar in Virginia: A status update
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General Assembly 2014 – Wind and solar in Virginia: A status update

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 [...]

Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time!
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Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time!

Does your electric water heater need some schooling? Does it need to be smarter? A smarter water heater means reducing carbon emissions by as much as 1.5 tons per year for EACH water heater! Smarter water heaters also reward the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter with some real $ cash-ola! Introducing the Mosaic Power – Sierra [...]