Energy Matters

Energy Matters

PEC works toward energy solutions that emphasize efficiency first, use appropriate technologies for the 21st Century and respect the scenic and historic character of the Piedmont. 

Learn about the risks associated with uranium mining in a humid climate like exists in Virginia and find out how you can help prevent the mining moratorium from being lifted.

Be a part of the energy solution --find out how you can participate in reducing demand. Learn about 10 easy, do-it-yourself projects that will make your home more energy efficient.

The Piedmont Environmental Council has some experience dealing with Dominion and transmission line proposals through our region. In 2006 and 2008, utilities proposed two unnecessary high-voltage transmission lines that would connect to the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired generation in the United States. Learn more about the TrAIL line (approved and built) and the PATH line (turned down). More recently, a series of projects has been proposed, each with its own set of details and impacts.

When appropriately sited, renewable options such as solar, wind and geothermal, can perform an extremely valuable function - providing peak power close to the load, energy security, cost savings, local employment opportunities, and emissions reductions.

Information about the Spectra Energy gas pipeline proposal through the Piedmont.

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