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.

During the spring of 2019, residents and businesses within PEC's 9-county service area can take advantage of Solarize Piedmont --a cooperative program with The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission to bring solar power to more people in the Commonwealth. 

The benefits of solar power are multi-fold: providing peak power close to the demand, energy security, cost savings, local employment opportunities, and emissions reductions. If you live in PEC's service territory and have been thinking about putting solar power on your home, farm, or business, this is your opportunity to find out if it will work for you and take advantage of some very competitive pricing.

We have had to hit 'pause' on having an active Solarize campaign due to Covid-19.
Stay tuned for a campaign later in 2020! 

If you would like to investigate solar pricing on your own, here's a list of installers in the region >>


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