News Release | Environment Virginia

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

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.

Report | Environment Virginia

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.

News Release | Environment Virginia

New Report: Highlights Solar Energy in Richmond and Other Major U.S. Cities

New report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities. 

News Release | Environment Virginia

New Climate Science Report Warns of Increased Risk, Need for Action

Newly released IPCC report adds to the ever-growing body of evidence that action on to limit carbon pollution is urgently needed. Read our statement.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environmental Groups Launch Virginia #ActsOnClimate

Virginia may not yet be known as a clean energy leader, but many municipalities are pursuing ambitious clean energy and carbon reduction goals, and should be applauded for their efforts. A coalition of environmental groups have launched a new local campaign, Virginia Acts on Climate, a multi-month series that will showcase through events and features, areas in which local governments, businesses, and citizens are already taking action to curb their carbon pollution and invest in cleaner energy.

Pages