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Utility-Scale Solar

Utility-Scale Solar

Over the past few years, the declining cost of solar panels, coupled with rising demand for green energy sources has spurred interest in the development of utility-scale solar facilities throughout Virginia. These facilities are often located in rural areas, consume numerous acres (many are well over 1000 acres) and are incorrectly referred to as solar farms. They have many of the same environmental benefits as rooftop solar. However, they more resemble light industrial sites and it is proving difficult at best to protect our natural, cultural, and historic resources from poorly sited facilities.

Scenic Rivers in the Piedmont – A StoryMap

Scenic Rivers in the Piedmont – A StoryMap

In 2020, the state of Virginia commemorates 50 years of dedication and commitment to the conservation of Virginia’s water resources through the Virginia Scenic Rivers Program. In honor of that anniversary, PEC Fellowship program participants, Meredith Hickman and David Malcolm, created a StoryMap that celebrates the ten designated scenic rivers in The Piedmont Environmental Council’s region.

Many Ways to Give

Supporting PEC’s work building strong communities and improving the environment in the Virginia Piedmont can take many forms. In addition to gifts of cash or securities, which are most common, you may also be interested in the following opportunities: