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.

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.

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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. 

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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.

News Release | Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center

Localities Lead Virginia on Cutting Carbon, Commonwealth Lags

Our new report, Moving America Forward, shows even as federal energy efficiency requirements have helped Virginia reduce emissions, leaders in Richmond could be playing a much larger role in reducing carbon pollution. In lieu of comprehensive state or federal legislation, local governments across the commonwealth have stepped up to implement community environmental programs aimed at protecting future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.

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Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

As the Sochi Olympic Games wrap up, Environment Virginia revealed a summary of climate change impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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