Ask the House Finance Committee to pass the LEEP Act

Great news! We're one step closer to growing energy efficiency jobs in West Virginia. On Tuesday, the House Energy Committee approved HB 2534, the Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) Act.
This week, please email Finance committee members and ask them to approve the bill and send it to the full House for a vote. Below is a link to a pre-written email for you to reach out today. We urge you to edit the email and include your own experiences with energy efficiency, including why you believe energy efficiency is good for West Virginia's economy.

Click here to email all 25 members of the House Finance Committee

The LEEP Act is the most important energy efficiency bill in the state legislature. LEEP is a funding mechanism that empowers commercial building owners to make their buildings more efficient and pay for the upgrades on their tax ticket. The upgrades are funded by privately held bonds or other financing backed by the energy savings, so no county or state revenue is involved.

Please contact members of the House Energy Committee now and urge them to support HB 2534.

Want to reach out to specific delegates and craft your own message? Click here for email addresses for the House Finance Committee. The page will be updated with phone numbers.

Thank you for supporting energy efficiency in WV!

FirstEnergy Corp. ends bid to sell Pleasants plant

In a notice filed Monday with the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, FirstEnergy Corp. stated that it will stop fighting to transfer ownership of the Pleasants power plant to Monongahela Power and Potomac Edison, FirstEnergy’s West Virginia utilities. This ends a hotly contested case where numerous groups and customers lined up in opposition to the deal.

For more than a year, Ohio-based FirstEnergy has been trying to transfer the Pleasants plant near Parkersburg, owned by FirstEnergy’s unregulated subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply, to Mon Power and Potomac Edison. FirstEnergy pursued the transfer even though its West Virginia subsidiaries – which are regulated – did not need the plant to meet the needs of customers.

If this scheme had succeeded, Mon Power and Potomac Edison customers would have assumed all of the plant’s costs and financial risks, while FirstEnergy and its shareholders would receive a guaranteed revenue stream.


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Electricity Rates in West Virginia

Electric bills went up dramatically from 2007-2011 and have remained high ever since. Something needs to be done! Read our website to learn more and contact us with any questions.
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Appalachian Voices Energy Savings Action Center

Check out the Energy Savings Action Centerby Appalachian Voices -- an online tool promoting home energy efficiency, including information about utility programs, businesses that provide energy efficiency services, and tips for simple home energy improvements.

Contact xavier@eewv.org for more information.

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Energy Efficiency Assessments
for commercial business, local governments, and schools 

Find out about free or reduced cost energy assessments that will help your business or building meet your energy management goals.

Residential Energy Efficiency: Tips for Saving Energy in Your Home

Jan. 12, 2017: Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail - FERC denies Pleasants Power Station transfer

Dec. 27, 2017: Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail - Appalachian Power files settlement to keep energy efficiency programs active

Dec. 11, 2017 - Dan Heyman, Public News Service - Energy Efficiency Program Likely to Survive Regulatory Challenge

Nov. 5, 2017 - Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail - PSC staffer proposes putting AEP energy efficiency program on hiatus

Oct. 19, 2017 - Dan Heyman, Public News Service - Pleasants Power Station Sale Dubbed "Corporate Welfare"

Sept. 11, 2017 - Alex Wiederspiel, WV Metro News - PSC to hear third time from public on Pleasants Power Station purchase

March 7, 2017 - Jim Ross, The State Journal - First Energy Files for Pleasants Power Station Transfer

Jan. 3, 2017 - Austin Weiford, The (Clarksburg) Exponent-Telegram - Mon Power customers will see increase in bill of about 1.9 percent

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