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Thinking about Solar for Your Home?

Thinking about Solar for Your Home?

By investing in rooftop solar for your home, you can save money, protect yourself from rising utility rates and, when …
Summer 2024 Piedmont View

Summer 2024 Piedmont View

In this issue: How PEC is pioneering a parking lot solar pilot program in the Commonwealth; PEC’s field staff On …
Tell DOE: No Mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor

Tell DOE: No Mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor

Action is needed by June 24, 2024, on a newly proposed and highly impactful federal transmission designation that would overstep …
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Tell Congress: Support the Artificial Intelligence Environmental Impacts Act

The human and environmental costs of the data center industry are only predicted to worsen with the rise of cryptocurrency …
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Imperiled by Development, Wilderness Battlefield Named One of Nation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Wilderness Battlefield, site of a pivotal clash that marked a turning point in the Civil War, was named one of …
Video: "The Hidden Costs of the Cloud: Data Centers in Virginia"

Video: “The Hidden Costs of the Cloud: Data Centers in Virginia”

Virginia is undergoing an unprecedented economic, technological, and environmental transformation, all centered around the activities of one industry: data centers …

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Where We Work

Our staff cover nine counties and one city in Virginia’s northern Piedmont region: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock.

Focus Areas

The Piedmont Environmental Council strives to make the Virginia Piedmont a model and leader on conservation, restoration, smart growth and climate action.

Contact Us

We have offices and staff throughout our nine-county region – email, give us a call or plan to stop by!

Warrenton Office

45 Horner Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Charlottesville Office

410 East Water Street, Suite 700
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Orange Office

11395 Constitution Highway
PO Box 195 
Montpelier Station, VA 22957