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Newsletter article WVEC January 27, 2023
Weekly Round-Up
SB448 - Providing funding to the Office of Oil and Gas (O&G) for well inspections, was introduced in the Senate this week. Currently, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Office of Oil and Gas only has nine inspectors responsible for over 75,000 wells. This bill would double the funding for this office and increase inspector numbers from 9 to around 20. More
Issues: DEPPFASRenewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC January 27, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 3
Welcome back to the WVEC's weekly newsletter! Wrapping up all the action in January, we have our Weekly Round-Up on the bills we are tracking this legislative session and an action alert related to the PFAS Protection Act.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASRenewable energyWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 13, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 1
Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2023 Legislative session! All eyes are on the Capitol as we monitor bills to provide clean drinking water, protect our public lands, and lower utility bills by allowing Community Solar on our energy grid. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationPollutionRenewable energyWater
Blog WVEC January 9, 2023
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar, Orphaned Gas Well Responsibility, Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Mineland Reclamation, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Aboveground Storage Tank Legislation, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality Standards/Triennial Review, Public Lands, Clean Elections/Voter Protection legislation More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDEPOrphaned wellsPollutionReclamationRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 7, 2023
Community Solar on Energy Committee Agenda Monday – Tune In!
Great news!! The Joint Energy Committee will take up Community Solar on Monday, January 9, sometime between 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Listen in to hear industry representatives present how Community Solar can benefit West Virginia by providing economic investment and creating local jobs. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Newsletter article Lucia Valentine November 2, 2022
Our 2023 Legislative Priorities
The 2023 Regular Legislative Session runs January 11 - March 11 2023. The West Virginia Environmental Council’s list of legislative priorities includes bills we support and those we want to stop on a range of energy, clean water and public lands and elections policies.  More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energyWater
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Blog WVEC November 1, 2022
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar - promote access to affordable renewable energy through a solar facility subscription service where customers can purchase an interest in a solar facility and use credits against their electric utility costs. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyRenewable energyState parksWater
Action Alerts WVEC October 24, 2022
Support Community Solar
Currently, many West Virginians want to go solar, but can’t due to shaded roofs, lack of homeownership, cost, etc. Community solar makes it possible for anyone with an electricity bill to save with solar and gives folks the freedom to choose where their energy comes from. But unfortunately, these programs are not legal in West Virginia—yet!   More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors September 1, 2022
Enabling Community Solar in West Virginia 
Join Solar United Neighbors to learn more about how community solar can benefit West Virginians and actions you can take to support the movement. October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT  More
Issues: EventRenewable energy
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors July 8, 2022
Solar 101 Info Session
Have you ever considered going solar?  Join Solar United Neighbors on July 13th @ 7pm to learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. This solar 101 info session will cover economics, financing, and more about the Tucker Randolph Upshur solar co-op!  More
Issues: Renewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC March 4, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 8
Time has flown by! Today marks the 52nd day of the Legislative Session, leaving one final week between now and sine die. Thank you all for your support so far on all of our action alerts - we will keep you posted this final week with action alerts! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well for the latest. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyState parks
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors March 4, 2022
Roof not good for solar? There’s another way…
Community solar is a great option for people who don’t have the ability to put solar on their own rooftop. Our experts will explain the practical ins and outs of community solar. Whether you’re a current solar owner who wants to expand access to community solar for others, or are someone who could directly benefit from community solar we hope you’ll join us to learn more! More
Issues: Renewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC September 24, 2021
Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package
House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don't adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC April 16, 2021
Recap of the 2021 Legislative Session
The 2021 Legislative Session has come to a close, and we worked hard throughout the last 60 days to stop the bad bills and help get the good ones through. We had some great wins, and some not-so-great losses.  More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Legislative Updates WVEC April 16, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 10
Welcome to our recap of the 2021 Legislative Session! The 60 days of the session were a whirlwind! We have a lot to report to you. More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC April 8, 2021
Please Call Delegates and Ask Them to Vote NO on Solar Bonding Bill
SB 492, the solar bonding bill, is on second reading today in the House. The bill would establish a program for bonding to reclaim abandoned wind and solar generation facilities. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors March 26, 2021
Learn How to Hold Electric Utilities Accountable
There’s still time to register for our upcoming webinar about West Virginia’s monopoly utilities. Join us to learn how solar supporters across the state are joining together and standing up for our rights. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors March 20, 2021
Ask House leadership to support HB 3162 and legalize on-site PPAs in WV
On March 15, the WV House of Delegates passed — without objection — House Resolution 14 recognizing clean energy’s importance to West Virginia’s future. Legalizing on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), a popular energy financing tool, would be a great first step to meet the goals outlined in House Resolution 14. West Virginia's legislative session hit the half-way mark this past week. More
Issues: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Two Bills to Support This Week
HB2667, introduced by Delegate Clay Riley, is intended to promote cost savings for state taxpayers by implementing: an energy savings program for assessment and implementation of energy savings goals for state buildings and provide for prequalification of energy savings performance contractors; auditing energy metering devices installed at state buildings; and establishing benchmarking and energy efficiency goals for state buildings. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyPower purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Member Spotlight: Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia
Solar United Neighbors (SUN) of West Virginia is a nonprofit helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights with a goal of making rooftop solar the cornerstone of a modern, clean energy system. SUN's West Virginia program is one of 12 state field programs operated by this national organization. More
Issues: Renewable energy
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