On February 17, thousands of Virginians joined 35,000 citizens from across the country at a rally in DC to say NO to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. If this destructive project is built, NASA scientist James Hanson has characterized it as “game over” for our efforts to fight climate change. The President and the [...]
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Join Sierra Club as we “Electric Slide To Clean Energy” WHEN: Sun., April 14 at 1 – 3 PM WHERE: Kanawha Plaza, 7th & Canal Streets in downtown Richmond WHAT: Rally with speakers and an Electric Slide “dance in” to prove we can demonstrate and have fun, too! Click here to RSVP. Act Now by [...]
Demand that the SCC approve a value for solar power that forges our path to clean energy!
2012 was a big year for Atlantic offshore wind and 2013 promises to be an even bigger year for its development off the coast of Virginia. In 2012, our Virginia WEA (wind energy area) – a 112,799 acre area 23 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach – was identified and cleared for development by [...]
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 [...]
Today, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced competitive lease sales for renewable energy development in two wind energy areas (WEAs) to include federal waters off Virginia’s coast. Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Director Glen Besa offers the following statement in response: [Richmond, Virginia] – The federal government has taken this important step towards allowing offshore [...]
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.
My name is Vicky Hurley. I’m a Virginian proud to be a part of America’s booming wind industry, now supplying almost 4% of the nation’s electric supply. At our facility in Salem VA, we make control systems for GE Energy’s wind turbines. It’s a good paying union job with a decent wage and benefits but [...]
WIN ONCE. SAVE FOREVER. Grand Prize: $10,000 in Home Energy Improvements! Tired of paying too much on your energy bills while struggling to stay comfortable in your own home? Are there rooms that are so stifling in the summer – or frigid in the winter – that you avoid them? Increasing your home’s efficiency will [...]