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.

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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New video featuring Virginia Congressmen to encourage action on global warming

Environment Virginia launched a new online video campaign featuring interviews with Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to encourage Virginians concerned about global warming to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on climate.

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President Obama Vows to Protect Future Generations from Climate Change

Environment Virginia response to President Obama's 2014 State of the Union.

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Environment Virginia Response to State of the Commonwealth Speech

Our response to Governor McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth speech.

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Statement on Governor McAuliffe Inauguration

Environment Virginia's response to inauguration of Virginia's 72nd governor, Terry McAuliffe

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Conservation Coalition Calls for Bold Action to Advance Offshore Wind Power

On Wednesday, December 11, over 230 environmental organizations, clean energy businesses and local elected leaders urged the Obama administration to take swift, bold action to facilitate the development of offshore wind power, such as development in the Virginia Wind Energy Area.

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Expiration of Wind Energy Incentives Would Stall Hampton Roads’ Environmental, Economic Progress

As Congress considers extending critical federal incentives for wind energy this month, leaders from the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority, the City of Norfolk, and the Virginia Ship Repair Association joined Environment Virginia to detail the economic and environmental benefits of supporting offshore wind power and its related supply chain industries.

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