If you’ve read Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” article, you know we need to keep as much as two-thirds of the known fossil fuel reserves in the ground to avoid a climate catastrophe. One more time: Tell U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack “Don’t Frack the George Washington National Forest!” The rush to frack is sweeping away [...]
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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, [...]
Join me in sending a Thank You message to Congressmen Bobby Scott, Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly for voicing their “Seismic” opposition to Atlantic offshore drilling. These courageous leaders recently wrote Secretary Salazar urging a stop to proposed seismic studies in the Atlantic. As we all know, these seismic studies are not only dangerous to [...]
Virginia’s largest energy company, Dominion Virginia Power, has announced that it will invest more than $1 billion to build the Brunswick County power plant, a large, natural gas-fired power station in Brunswick, VA – this, instead of making any major investments in efficiency, wind and solar. NATURAL GAS IN NOT “CLEAN” ENERGY Although natural gas [...]