News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia's Response to Governor’s Energy Plan

In response to Governor McAuliffe’s new energy plan released Wednesday, Environment Virginia Campaign Director Sarah Bucci released the following statement.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia’s Power Plants Major Global Warming Polluters

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows America’s power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the air any other country’s entire economy except China. Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center pointed to the report as evidence for why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in the international fight against global warming.

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Charlottesville Rally Calls for Climate Action from Virginia’s Leaders

Citizens rallied at Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to demand Virginia’s leaders take action to address climate change by supporting the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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Report: Offshore Wind Energy Within Reach for Atlantic Coast of Virginia

Virginia could reap tremendous environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind off our coast, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, Catching the Wind.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia Climate Commission Will Help Combat Threats to State

On July 1st, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order convening the Governor's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission. Environment Virginia and partner organizations released a statement in response applauding the Governor's actions.

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New Report: Electric Cars Are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America’s roads today, including over 3,000 in Virginia (a 1,000% increase since early 2012), delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Virginia.

Report | Environment Virginia

Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution

America’s dependence on gasoline as a transportation fuel worsens global warming and threatens public health. Increasing the use of electric vehicles – especially those powered by clean, renewable sources of electricity – can protect the climate and help America get off oil.

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Another Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power

On May 7, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Dominion Virginia Power a $47 million grant to support the development of an offshore wind demonstration project off the coast of Virginia Beach.

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National Climate Assessment Shows Urgent Need for Action

On May 6, a national committee of experts in agriculture, climate science, commerce and disaster relief published the third National Climate Assessment (NCA). A coalition of Virginia environmental, public health and faith-based organizations responded to the findings.

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Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. America’s major cities are helping to lead this clean energy revolution. Forward-thinking local governments and large cities in leading states are benefiting from smart policies that encourage investment in solar PV installations and the growth of local jobs.

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