Tag: "renewable energy"

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 [...]

Solar Installation Workshop at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in Arlington, VA
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Non Profits Can Go Solar, Save Money Under New Virginia Law

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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Chapter Awards Environmental Champions in Legislature

  For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize our members of the General Assembly with awards lauding their work in the Legislature as champions for Virginia. Delegates and Senators were nominated for four categories of accolade by the Chapter’s Legislative Committee. The Committee voted to recognize five Senators and [...]

Join Hands Across the Sand 2013: No to Offshore Drilling, Yes to Offshore Wind!
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Join Hands Across the Sand 2013: No to Offshore Drilling, Yes to Offshore Wind!

Join Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Oceana for our 4th annual Hands Across the Sand Saturday May 18, 2013 in Virginia Beach. Help us draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy, like offshore wind, for a sustainable planet. Click here to RSVP. We’ll [...]

New Solar Power Rankings Place VA Near Bottom in Nation
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New Solar Power Rankings Place VA Near Bottom in Nation

A just released survey by the Solar Energy Industry Association finds Virginia’s two neighboring states North Carolina and Maryland ranking 5th and 8th respectively in solar energy, photovoltaic panels, installed in 2012. Virginia was grouped in the bottom 25 states. Other eastern states in the top 25 included New York at 10th, Pennsylvania at 11th, [...]

Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate
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Obama, Kaine and Warner: Time to Lead on Climate

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 [...]