Report | Environment Virginia

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Wind Power to Spare: The Enormous Energy Potential of Atlantic Offshore Wind

The Atlantic coast states are dependent on fossil fuels, which pollute our air, put our health at risk, and contribute to global warming. In response, states in the region are moving toward an energy system powered by clean, renewable sources: Atlantic states now generate enough wind and solar energy to power nearly 2 million homes, 19 times more than just a decade ago.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginians featured in project highlighting “Voices for 100% Renewable Energy”

Today, Environment Virginia announced two Virginia residents as leading voices for clean energy.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Governor McAuliffe Urged to Go Big on Offshore Wind

Today, more than 50 elected officials, small businesses, community groups, environmental organizations, and health professionals sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe calling on him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of the Commonwealth’s energy plan. The letter comes in the wake of last month’s announcement by Dominion Energy of plans for two wind turbines off the coast of Virginia and as other states along the Atlantic seaboard move forward with their own offshore wind projects.

Report | Environment Virginia Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Sheer Reckless Folly

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia Supports Clean Cars

"America should be putting cars that burn too much gasoline in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, EPA’s potential action may be a green light to keep making cars that dirty our air, endanger our health and threaten our children's future."

Report | Environment Virginia

2017 Program Agenda

Each year Environment Virginia sets program priorities. In addition to helping us measure our progress, the program agendas lets decision makers know which high priority environmental items our members wants us to tackle.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Americans for Prosperity and ALEC featured in report detailing solar energy opponents

Richmond, VA – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast growing pollution-free energy resource.  Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a new report released today by Environment Virginia Research & Policy Center. 

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