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. 


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

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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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How It Works - Step by Step Process

How It Works – Step by Step Process

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Do you live in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange or Rappahannock? If yes, Solarize Piedmont is the campaign for you ...
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fracking site

‘Fracking’ on Conserved Land?

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The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) is an important state public agency that has taken part in conserving land in the Commonwealth since 1966. Today, VOF is the largest easement holder in Virginia, and PEC is proud to have partnered with ...
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Uranium Mining: Going…Going…Gone?

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In 2007, Virginia Uranium, Inc. (VUI) made their intentions clear: they were going to persuade lawmakers to lift the Commonwealth’s standing moratorium on uranium mining and milling. The company had their eyes set on a large deposit of uranium in ...
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