Category: Renewable Energy

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 [...]

Sierra Club Congratulates Dominion on offshore wind winning bid
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Sierra Club Congratulates Dominion on offshore wind winning bid

“Sierra Club congratulates Dominion on its offshore wind winning bid today,” said Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club in Virginia. “As Virginia’s largest emitter of climate change causing carbon pollution, Dominion needs to be pursuing clean energy alternatives.” Dominion-Virginia Power’s current plans to meet future electricity demand would result in a 50% increase in [...]

BOEM Opens Bidding on Virginia Wind Energy Area Today!
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BOEM Opens Bidding on Virginia Wind Energy Area Today!

With bidding scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM this morning on the 112,700 acre Wind Energy Area 23 miles off the Virginia coast, the Sierra Club expressed support for development of offshore wind as a means of reducing the carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants that contributes to climate change. “Offshore wind along the [...]

Sierra Club Applauds Federal Auction of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Area
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Sierra Club Applauds Federal Auction of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Area

Today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it will hold a competitive lease sale on Sept. 4, 2013 in which it will auction off approximately 112,799 acres offshore Virginia for commercial wind energy development. In response Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, issued the following statement: “After years of intensive [...]

Wind Providers in Virginia
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Wind Providers in Virginia

1. Matt Sherald Power In My Backyard PO Box 284 Thomas, WV 26292 matt@getpimby.com 304-704-5943 Installs: ARE 110, ARE 442, Bergey Excel-S,Bergey XL-1 2. Charles Bigelow Light Speed Power 218 W Main St Berryville, VA 22611 lightspeedpower@gmail.com 540-955-2181 Installs: Bergey 3. Jeremy Hayes Skyline Turbine 124 Azalea Dr Afton, VA 22920 jeremy.hayes@skylineturbine.com 434-531-9118 Installs: SkyStream [...]

Solar Providers in Virginia
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Solar Providers in Virginia

By popular demand, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has compiled the following list of photovoltaic and solar thermal equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers who are based in Virginia. The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club cannot guarantee services provided by the following vendors. The following companies are members of Maryland, DC, [...]