Solar co-op makes progress

Solarize Augusta

Have you wanted to get solar on your home but been prevented by the cost? Well, now you have the chance to join a local solar co-op that will make home solar in the Staunton and Augusta area much more affordable. But as they say on TV, it's a limited time offer. More energy hits the earth from the sun in one hour than the whole world uses all year.  Homeowners in Augusta County, Staunton and … [Read more...]

Help Staunton go solar

Solarize Augusta

Neighbors in Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro, VA have formed a neighborhood solar co-op, Solarize Augusta, leveraging their collective buying power to go solar together and get a discount. The group is seeking more members and will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday March 12th, 2015 at 6 pm at the Augusta County Government Center Board Meeting Room. The group got started … [Read more...]

New Proposed Pipeline Route

Proposed Dominion pipeline route revised

In response to concerns expressed by the Forest Service, Dominion has changed the proposed route of its planned natural gas pipeline, the Southeast Reliability Project. In the greater Augusta County area, the new route would pass through more populated areas. Formerly, the route under consideration crossed the southern part of Augusta County, through largely rural areas. The new route has … [Read more...]

Let Dominion Know How You Feel about their Pipeline Idea

Photo: chesapeakeclimate/Flickr.

At this point, what's the best thing you can do to help stop this dangerous pipeline? Before it can be built, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission must approve Dominion's proposal for what they are calling the Southeastern Reliability Project. Dominion has not yet filed their application. Once they do, FERC will begin taking public comment. However, experts say that citizen comments have a … [Read more...]

Augusta County Meeting on Dominion Pipeline June 25

Pipeline Meeting poster

What does Dominion Power's proposed gas pipeline, the "Southeast Reliability Project," which is slated to cut a swath across Virginia, including a strip of southern Augusta County, mean for your home or farm, your property value, tourism, business, and the health of our local soil and water? What are the safety implications? The cost to business? If the pipeline is installed, what would it mean … [Read more...]