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Statewide environmental news roundup – April 2022

The 2020 Virginia Clean Economy Act required the state’s utilities to move aggressively into the renewable energy arena. Virginia Business reports that “Virginia’s largest electric utilities [Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power] are deploying an array of technologies as they decarbonize, digitalize and decentralize their power grids to meet the state’s and their own clean energy goals.” An SCC hearing examiner will issue a decision on Appalachian Power’s proposals “pretty quickly.” The projected costs of the utilities’ plans are raising concerns.

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Statewide environmental news roundup – March 2022

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) continues to make the news.

Community Perspective: Democracy depends on the freedom to read

A community perspectives piece by members of the Virginia Library Association Daily we hear cries for book banning by elected officials across America. Sadly, Virginia is not immune. This year the General Assembly proposed legislation that would give the commonwealth increased power to dictate curriculum choices across the state, by restricting what types of books …

Statewide environmental news roundup – February 2022

Once again, Virginia pipelines made headlines.

Statewide environmental news roundup – January 2022

The Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to make news…

Community Perspective: The Christmas Eel

A contributed perspectives piece by Anna Rose Geary

I doubt that my grandmother, Nonna Teresa, ever heard the adage “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” but if she did, she would not have believed it. God and a clean house had nothing to do with each other.  

Statewide environmental news roundup – December 2021

A Breeze reporter highlighted JMU’s plans to install a 420 MW solar system on campus. Another reporter for the JMU student paper critiqued JMU’s sustainability practices, arguing that “installing a few solar panels … just isn’t cutting it….”

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