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. 

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Sign Up for Solarize Piedmont

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Get started by filling out our online form to get a free assessment to determine if your home is a good candidate for solar. The deadline to sign up for Solarize Piedmont will be June 30, 2021. There is absolutely no commitment until, and ...
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Virginia State Capitol

So Many Bills, So Little Time

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It is March, a time when most people eagerly await the end of winter and embrace the first signs of spring. For me, the spring also marks the end of long days and nights spent walking the halls and occupying ...
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Your General Assembly Update

Your General Assembly Update

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The beginning of spring marks the end of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly session. Well, sort of. In the case of the budget, there was no resolution, which means the fate of conservation funding and the general path forward is ...
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More than $1 Million Worth of Solar Installed

More than $1 Million Worth of Solar Installed

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The benefits of solar power are multi- fold: it provides peak power close to the demand, energy security, cost savings, local employment opportunities and emission reductions. These benefits are why, for the last three years, we’ve partnered on a Solarize ...
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Solar Panels at our Horner Street Office

Solar Panels at our Horner Street Office

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In 2016, The Piedmont Environmental Council had 38 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of our newly renovated and expanded headquarters office.  ...
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