Tag: Community solar

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Newsletter article WVEC March 18, 2024
Who are West Virginia Legislators listening to when it comes to solar energy?
Any way you slice it, West Virginians want community solar. The data are clear: nearly 70 percent of West Virginians support community solar. Yet solar-related bills did not make it onto a committee agenda this session. More
Issues: Community solar
Newsletter article WVEC February 10, 2024
Weekly Round-Up
This week’s focus was working to amend HB 5018 (the community air monitoring bill) as it moved through the House, lobbying for the Orphaned Well Prevention Act and following a new bill, HB 5076. We’ve also been prepping for E-Day, which is coming up this Tuesday, February 13. More
Issues: Community solarNet meteringOrphaned wellsPollution
Newsletter article WVEC February 2, 2024
WVEC Weekly Round-Up
We’ve had a productive third week as things have started to pick up at the legislature. In addition to daily bill tracking, we’ve focused on meeting with senators to discuss the Orphaned Well Prevention Act, working with folks from WV Clean and Beautiful to defeat SB 171, and gathering voices to testify against HB 5018 in today’s public hearing. More
Issues: Community solarNet meteringOrphaned wellsPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC February 2, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 4
We just concluded day 24 of the legislative session!  Thank you for sending in your comments and participating in today’s public hearing on House Bill 5018 to protect community air monitoring. Only two speakers, both industry lobbyists, spoke out in support of the bill, and we appreciate your work to amplify our collective voice opposing this bad piece of legislation. More
Issues: Community solarLegislationOpportunityPollutionSolar power
Newsletter article WVEC January 26, 2024
WVEC Weekly Round-Up
SB 532 - The Orphaned Well prevention Act, Net Metering - PSC Rate Case Public Hearing | SB 171 - Prohibiting county commissions from adopting authorization that exceeds state law regarding agriculture operations | HB 5018 - To provide for the Department of Environmental Protection oversight and authority governing community air monitoring programs.  | HB 5018 - To provide for the Department of Environmental Protection oversight and authority governing community air monitoring programs.  | Community Solar  More
Issues: Community solarDEPNet meteringOrphaned wells
Newsletters WVEC July 15, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 11
As we dive into the off-season, we want to emphasize the importance of citizen involvement. Your participation is critical to our cause. In this edition, we have exciting opportunities for you to get involved. More
Issues: Community solarOrphaned wellsPFASPipelinesSolar powerWater
Newsletter article WVEC July 15, 2023
Help Protect and Expand Solar in WV
West Virginia stands at a crossroads between its energy past and future. We have the opportunity to embrace clean, renewable energy solutions that can benefit our environment, economy, and communities. However, West Virginians need state legislators to pass bills to protect net metering policies and enable community solar. More
Issues: Community solar
Action Alerts WVEC July 5, 2023
Tomorrow! Join Our Community Solar 101 Webinar at Noon
Join us during your lunch hour to learn how community solar programs would benefit West Virginia! The Community Solar 101 Lunch & Learn will take place on Zoom tomorrow, July 6, from 12 - 12:45 PM. More
Issues: Community solarRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC June 22, 2023
Date Change! Join us for Community Solar Webinar on July 6
The Community Solar 101 Lunch & Learn Webinar has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 6, at noon..  Please join us as we discuss community solar, how it can expand affordable energy options, and its potential to attract employers and promote economic growth in West Virginia. More
Issues: Community solarRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 24, 2023
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar. Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Public Lands More
Issues: Community solarDEPLegislationPFASPublic landsWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 20, 2023
URGENT!!! Contact Your Legislators and Support Community Solar!!
Take action TODAY and support community solar in West Virginia! Introduced in the Senate last week, SB 627 creates a community solar program where individuals, businesses, and organizations can purchase or subscribe to a “share” in a locally-sited solar panel array and use credits against their electric utility costs. This bill can lower energy costs, create jobs, and promote energy freedom in our state.  More
Issues: Community solarRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Pixie dust or renewable must? The debate on community solar.
On Monday, January 9, the Joint Standing Committee on Energy (Interim) met for the final time before the start of the 86th legislative session. The hot-button topic on the agenda: community solar.  More
Issues: Community solar