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AHIP, Dominion Energy, and LEAP Ramp Up Comfort for Charlottesville Mobile Home

AHIP, Dominion Energy, and LEAP Ramp Up Comfort for Charlottesville Mobile Home


##PRESS RELEASE##For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP), and Dominion Energy’s EnergyShare program teamed up earlier this year to increase comfort and reduce the energy burden of a local home – and today they collaborated once again to make the home even more livable. Mary read more...

Tree of Life Ministries, Dominion Energy, and the Local Energy Alliance Program Collaborate to Reduce Energy Burden in Transitional Housing

Tree of Life Ministries, Dominion Energy, and the Local Energy Alliance Program Collaborate to Reduce Energy Burden in Transitional Housing


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Purcellville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and Dominion Energy have collaborated with Tree of Life Ministries (TOL) to increase comfort and reduce the energy burden of women participating in their transitional housing program. The women and their children living in the apartments provided to them by Tree read more...

LEAP Unveils New Warehouse and is Poised for Additional Growth

LEAP Unveils New Warehouse and is Poised for Additional Growth


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) hosted a ribbon-cutting event for their new Charlottesville warehouse on Avon Extended this morning. The event aimed to bring LEAP’s partners and supporters together to celebrate the growth of the organization, including new trucks, staff members, and the expanding reach of read more...

LEAP Showcases Fletcherville Neighborhood’s Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits

LEAP Showcases Fletcherville Neighborhood’s Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Warrenton, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) recently unveiled the results of a full-neighborhood energy-efficiency retrofit project – including 7 Fletcherville, VA homes – along with a live demonstration of the work still being done. To help reduce the high energy bills these residents face due to poor read more...

VEEP Launches to Improve Energy-Efficiency and Increase Affordable Housing Options

VEEP Launches to Improve Energy-Efficiency and Increase Affordable Housing Options


***PRESS RELEASE*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottesville Climate Collaborative and LEAP Invite Charlottesville Rental Property Owners to Take Advantage of Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency  Charlottesville, VA – September 9, 2019  The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) are excited to launch a pilot program that will benefit low-income renters, 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...

Why I Hosted a C3 Power Party

Why I Hosted a C3 Power Party


by Chris Meyer, LEAP  Executive Director Even before joining the Local Energy Alliance Program as its Executive Director, I had a passion for energy efficiency. On a day-to-day basis this manifested in small things I could do in my own home, like turn off lights and manage the house’s thermostat. However, I’ve wanted to read more...

An Evening of Lightning Talks about Clean Energy

An Evening of Lightning Talks about Clean Energy


As part of our ongoing talks about climate change and actions we can take, LEAP hosted a special event on October 5th (Energy Efficiency Day) at CitySpace. Our event was called “Reduce & Produce: Pairing Energy Efficiency and Solar.” We are grateful to Feast! for the wonderful bread and cheese platter and Champion Brewing Company read more...

Join us on Oct 5 (Energy Efficiency Day) for fun, fast-paced lightning talks!

Join us on Oct 5 (Energy Efficiency Day) for fun, fast-paced lightning talks!


Join us on Oct 5 (Energy Efficiency Day) at 5:30 pm at CitySpace on the downtown mall in Charlottesville for fun, fast-pasted “lightning talks.” Get tips on energy efficiency, learn about the process of going solar, and clean energy power without going solar. Light refreshments provided by Feast! and Champion Brewing Company. Register here read more...

Power to the People

Power to the People


The recent decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement does not reflect what’s happening right here in Charlottesville and communities across the country. On May 25th, LEAP was proud to host a gathering of more than 800 of our Charlottesville area neighbors at The Paramount for a climate change event. Our guests met read more...