Tag: Energy efficiency

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Hoots and Hollers Dan Nov 23, 2013
Past Time for Real Energy Game Changer
As mentioned in the news, OVEC and other environmental groups are troubled by the potential impacts of the proposed cracker plant in Wood County, W. Va. on both air and water quality, just as we are troubled by the gas fracking process as a whole More
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencyMarcellus ShaleRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Dan Aug 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Good for People, Planet
An exciting new report by Carnegie Mellon challenges the traditional way in which we discuss the benefits of renewable energy generation. The report re-positions renewable benefits in a way that deals with the real world health effects of fossil fuel generation and carbon dioxide displacement that will be necessary going to ensure a sustainable energy […] More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 13, 2013
Tell WV Public Service Commission to Support Greater Energy Efficiency Now
Guest Blog by Energy Efficient West Virginia Today the West Virginia Public Service Commission held a hearing to review Appalachian Power’s energy efficiency programs for the past year and evaluate their plans for 2014.  Intervening parties include Energy Efficient West Virginia. Appalachian Power will present a couple new pilot programs and they will continue to […] More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiencySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 5, 2013
ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
  Thanks to the Post Carbon Institute (PCI; like them on Facebook here), OVEC is in the midst of distributing more than 250 copies of the large-format book ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Organizationally, OVEC has partnered with PCI in their Energy Reality Campaign, a national effort to increase energy literacy, with […] More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyHealthMarcellus ShaleMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Dan Jul 10, 2013
PSC, Hear Us!: Come Out Tuesday, July 16
You have the chance to speak directly to Public Service Commissioners to encourage them to encourage energy efficiency and deny the $1 billion transfer of two expensive coal-fired power plants. The WV Public Service Commission is starting its Evidentiary Hearing on Appalachian Power’s proposal to dump expensive coal-fired power plants on WV consumers on Tuesday, July […] More
Issues: Energy efficiency
Hoots and Hollers Dan May 30, 2013
Solidarity, People
The May 20 rally at the FirstEnergy shareholder meeting in Morgantown, WV, included union members from the Utility Workers Union of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and others protesting over contract negotiations and CEO pay. Also rallying were Sierra Club members, Energy Efficient West Virginia and […] More
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 14, 2013
#Forward on Climate ~ Fight Like Hell For the Living
Several OVEC members and staff are heading to Washington D.C. for the largest climate rally in history, happening this Sunday, February 17. If you can’t join us in person, please join the rally online. Hashtags in use for the rally include #forwardonclimate, #f17. With your tweets please include #(your zip code), so we get a […] More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyFaithHealthMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 20, 2012
All That and Mountains, Too
A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined going to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, let alone going there to participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20. But it happened this June, and I did it. While I have many reflections on the city and the numerous events, one experience I want to […] More
Issues: Energy efficiencyFaithMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jun 8, 2012
Earth: Don’t Push Me, Cuz I’m Close to the Edge
Although my high school days are long gone, one lesson from a biology class stays with me. Warnings from scientists like this underscore the importance of that lesson. We students conducted an experiment where we inoculated an agar-filled Petri dish with a microorganism. The agar supplied the needs of this microorganism. Each day we used […] More
Issues: Climate changeEnergy efficiencyMountaintop removal
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