Tag: clean energy

Mark Jacobson

Making America Green: Is 100% renewable energy by 2050 possible?

From our homes and smartphones to the electricity running our local grocery stores, clean energy is not only possible – it’s already happening. 

Virginia Tech joins $20 million federal project to advance clean energy

Virginia Tech and eight other universities will work to advance clean energy through fossil fuels in a new $20 million project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Solar best tool for Virginia Clean Power Compliance Plan

Representatives from local clean energy businesses Secure Futures and Sigora Solar joined Harrisonburg City Councilman Kai Degner and other renewable energy advocates at the regional DEQ office on Wednesday, prior to the first scheduled public listening session on the Clean Power Plan.


Conservation groups call on Virginia utilities to expand clean power opportunities

Based on past plans filed by the power companies, Virginia is already 79% of the way to meeting its Clean Power Plan target for 2030. Conservation groups are calling on the power companies to address the three issues in the Integrated Resource Plans.

terry mcauliffe

NRDC: Gov. McAuliffe should seize clean energy to cut power plant carbon pollution

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke today about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution at an event hosted by the New Republic, “The Next Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action Virginia,” held in Richmond.

Report: Low-income Americans benefit from clean energy?

While climate change threatens the public health and economic well-being of everyone, low-income Americans are especially vulnerable to the extreme weather and dramatic increases in electricity costs associated with global warming, according to a new report released Wednesday by Natural Resources Defense Council.

tim kaine

Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sierra Club publishes 2014 Climate and Energy Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

For the first time, the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has published a Virginia General Assembly Climate and Energy Scorecard.

Over 210,000 Virginians submit comments in support of curbing carbon pollution

Since the EPA first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.

U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity.

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Governor McAuliffe formally unveils 2014 Virginia Energy Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe today formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at an event co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

Virginia’s power plants major global warming polluters

A new study shows Virginia’s coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire nation of Croatia.

Charlottesville rally calls for climate action from Virginia leaders

Virginians are already experiencing the impacts of climate change – from more extreme weather to rising seas.

Virginians applaud new federal carbon pollution protections

Today, representatives of Virginia business, national security, health and agricultural sectors joined environmental advocates in praising the newly announced carbon pollution limits for existing power plants as necessary public health and security safeguards, and a beneficial economic driver.

Earth Day Forum: Virginia Acts on Climate

Eastern Mennonite University leaders, Sierra Club, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light sponsor “Virginia Acts on Climate” clean energy showcase

Staunton City Council candidates forum set for March 31

All eight candidates for Staunton City Council and moderator Carly Stephenson of WHSV-TV will take part in a candidates forum sponsored by the Spencer Center at Mary Baldwin College and Transition Staunton Augusta.

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Tim Kaine: Solution to climate change is American innovation

Monday night, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined more than 25 members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force for a rare all-night session to call attention to the effects of climate change. In his remarks, Kaine discussed the urgent need for Congress to act on curbing emissions and investing in innovative and clean energy solutions.

NWF: Obama climate goals call for all of the above on carbon pollution cuts

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night, reiterating his commitment to industrial carbon pollution standards and declaring, “Climate change is a fact.”

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Kaine talks retirement security, clean energy jobs

U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine held events in Northern Virginia to discuss his strategies for guaranteeing a secure retirement for seniors and positioning Virginia and the United States to be leaders in the clean energy economy.

Clean energy center opens in Lynchburg

The Babcock & Wilcox Co., one of America’s foremost developers of clean energy technology, announced today the opening of the B&W mPowerTM Fuel Technology Center, an advanced nuclear fuel fabrication technology development facility in Lynchburg

McDonnell signs clean-energy legislation

Gov. Bob McDonnell signed eight pieces of new legislation today at a ceremony at the VCU School of Business to promote the clean and renewable energy industry in Virginia and to spur development of new pilot projects and technologies that will promote reliable and affordable energy for Virginia’s families, businesses and industry. The legislation will […]

White House News: President speaks on clean energy manufacturing

Remarks from President Barack Obama at Menomonee Falls, Wisc., on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010:   Thank you very much. (Applause.) Everybody, please have a seat. Thank you very much. It is wonderful to be at ZBB Energy. And thanks for your hospitality, and thanks for helping to build a future. I’ve got a couple of […]

Webb, Alexander introduce bipartisan clean-energy legislation

Staff Report Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) today introduced the The Clean Energy Act of 2009, a bipartisan bill to promote further investment and development of the nation’s clean energy technologies, including nuclear power and other resources. The Alexander-Webb bill is designed to invigorate the economy, create jobs, and move the United […]

Billy Parish | The first step is the hardest

The House recently passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act , an important step toward protecting our environment and building a clean energy economy. ACES has generated a lot of strong opinions, for and against, especially in the environmental community. Now, I’m not a scientist or a policy wonk, but I did help start […]

Letter to the Editor | J.R. Tolbert

In just two months, President Barack Obama has set the nation in a new direction when it comes to transitioning to a clean-energy economy and stopping global warming. Obama’s proposed budget lays out a framework for action on these issues, and to move ahead Congress must approve his budget.