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Energy attorneys: Virginia solar legislation strengthens homeowner rights, limits ability of HOAs to block rooftop solar installations

Energy attorneys: Virginia solar legislation strengthens homeowner rights, limits ability of HOAs to block rooftop solar installations


***PRESS RELEASE*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2020 An updated educational report prepared by Richmond energy law firm ReisingerGooch PLC and Charlottesville-based nonprofit the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), explains how a new Virginia law has significantly expanded the rights of homeowners who are a part of Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) to install and use read more...

Time on Your Sanitized Hands? Use It to Spring Clean Your Home’s Energy Use.

Time on Your Sanitized Hands? Use It to Spring Clean Your Home’s Energy Use.


Despite how different things are in the world this time around, spring is here again. Though our day-to-day lives have changed in the past few months, stay-at-home order conditions make it even more important to get your home in tip-top shape in preparation for the changing, warmer months ahead. Some of our usual suggestions read more...

It’s a Handyma’am’s World

It’s a Handyma’am’s World


Fact: according to the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment report, women account for only one-fourth of energy efficiency workers. Here at LEAP, our own Heather Eggleston consults with the majority of our constituents on a daily basis. We sat down with Heather, an expert building-analyst, to get her insights into the world of energy read more...

2019 Tour de Solar: Charlottesville Orgs and Residents Ride Around Town for Rooftop Solar Tour

2019 Tour de Solar: Charlottesville Orgs and Residents Ride Around Town for Rooftop Solar Tour


***PRESS RELEASE*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottesville, Virginia – Local organizations team up to host Tour de Solar: a community bike ride of solar installations in the downtown area. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) was thrilled to co-host the Tour de Solar event on Saturday, June 1, with the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3), the read more...

Students Learn About Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Students Learn About Energy Efficiency and Conservation


The success of our clean energy future depends upon education. To do our part, LEAP staff have been giving presentations on energy efficiency and conservation to our youngest learners. This past month, we were honored to work with the Girl Scouts, students from Goochland High School, and 5th graders from Peabody School. These learners read more...