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WCAN Launches New Website

Welcome to the completely renovated and streamlined WilliamsburgClimate.org!

In a word, our site has been transformed.  It’s now easy to update, simple to navigate, concise and well organized.  Information relating to the issues of primary importance to us - the Surry Coal Plant, Offshore Wind Power, Efficiency & Conservation - is now easily accessed through the main menu. Read more »

WCAN joins 350.org Global Work Party, October 10, 2010

On 10/10/10, volunteers from Williamsburg Climate Action Network and Eco Discovery Park joined an international effort to design and take environmental action in our communities.  Over 7000 project took place around the globe.

Here in Williamsburg, dozens of volunteers devoted their Sunday to exchanging new energy efficient compact fluorescent lights for older incandescent bulbs in participating homes and businesses in order to reduce energy consumption in our area and save money.  Thanks to the generosity of local non-profit organizations, the City of Williamsburg and local businesses, these bulbs were free to residents of low-income housing and at a small fraction of their normal cost to local businesses.

Stay tuned for the 2011 version of 350.org Global Work Party.

"Pale Male" Soars at the Kimball


Trailer: The Legend of Pale Male

April 22nd – 27th; shows at 4:00, 5:40, and 7:15 pm.

The Legend of Pale Male is a film about a Red tailed hawk, a city, and a love story.  This award winning documentary feature tells the tale of Pale Male and his struggles to raise his family on an apartment balcony of New York’s fashionable Fifth Avenue.  But Pale Male pays no rent, and one afternoon his nest is dismantled.  Read more »

Help Promote Offshore Wind in Richmond

Saturday, June 4th at the CenterStage, located in Richmond, VA

Virginia is considered to be one of the prime states for locating offshore wind capacity, and we could eventually produce 20% of our electricity needs from offshore wind.
 
Join other Virginians in this grassroots gathering to promote the development of an offshore wind farm, off the Virginia coast.  Read more »

Surry Judge Green Lights ODEC Lawsuit

Courtesy of the Daily Press
March 9, 2011  by Allison T. Williams, at  247-4535

SURRY – A Surry Circuit Court judge has refused Old Dominion Electric Cooperative's motions to have a lawsuit filed by four county property owners dismissed and for the residents to pick up the company's legal tab.

Judge Samuel Campbell, in a written decision filed Tuesday, denied Old Dominion's motion to dismiss the citizens' suit lawsuit that alleges that the power cooperative and the town of Dendron didn't include proper information in legal ads published before a February 2010 public hearing. Read more »

Dominion Converting 3 Coal Plants to Biomass

Courtesy of WY Daily
April 5, 2011 by Desiree Parker

Dominion Virginia Power recently announced two initiatives that will help green their power generation:  plans to convert 3 coal plants to biomass and a study on an underwater transmission line that would connect to future offshore wind turbines.

The power stations being considered for conversion are Altavista, Hopewell and Southampton County, all of which are identical and went into operation in 1992, according to Dominion. Read more »