Virginia reaps $228 million in first year of carbon market participation

Revenues more than double environmental officials’ projections Virginia took in $227.6 million for flood protection and low-income energy efficiency programs during its first year of participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a carbon cap-and-invest market involving 10 other Mid-Atlantic and New England states. View article

Tackling the Hampton Roads Eviction Crisis

The Virginia Poverty Law Center held a Campaign to Reduce Evictions event in Norfolk, Thursday, in an effort to tackle the eviction crisis in Hampton Roads. Dozens of stakeholders such as tenants, community leaders, and housing representatives looked at the data behind the high eviction rates.

MFEEC Comments on the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan

Energy efficiency measures offer some of the most climate-friendly and cost-effective means of meeting the energy demands of citizens in the Commonwealth. The 2018 Virginia Energy Plan provides an excellent opportunity for the Northam administration to help Virginia maximize its energy savings potential, while creating jobs, providing more comfortable living environments, and lowering energy bills for citizens who need it most.

Poll: Most Would Pay More to Help Others with Energy Bills

Huge numbers of Americans struggle and sacrifice to afford energy bills—a fact the majority understands and would even pay more to help rectify, a new poll shows. The poll, commissioned by Energy Efficiency for All, follows groundbreaking reports that found that on average low-income urban households pay more than twice as much in energy bills as a percentage of their income as others, with rural America taking an even bigger hit.