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New Year Means New Programs and New Opportunities

New Year Means New Programs and New Opportunities


From the Desk of the Executive Director While the start of the New Year was less celebratory than in years past, for multiple reasons, 2021 holds many new opportunities and the launch of a new program worth getting excited about. I’m very excited about the opportunity for Community Solar and the rules for it read more...

LEAP and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope Program Partner to Put Time-Served City Residents Back Into the Workforce

LEAP and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope Program Partner to Put Time-Served City Residents Back Into the Workforce


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA Over the last couple of months, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope program have collaborated to place two local residents with lived criminal justice experience into new careers as Retrofit Technicians, helping to weatherize local residents’ homes. Despite COVID-19, read more...

Finding the Silver Lining in 2020

Finding the Silver Lining in 2020


From the Desk of the Executive Director Like many organizations, LEAP came sailing into the year 2020 with the wind in its sails – only to be slammed into the rocky shoals that are COVID-19. All was not lost though, and kudos to the LEAP crew who salvaged remnants of the “ship” and turned read more...

LEAP’s COVID New “Normal”: Growing and Expanding in Uncertain Times

LEAP’s COVID New “Normal”: Growing and Expanding in Uncertain Times


The last update I provided was about how LEAP is operating in a manner to ensure we are protecting our staff and clients from COVID-19. Over the last several months, LEAP’s operational and nonprofit business model has evolved based on new information about COVID-19. This is of course challenging, as we are building the read more...

Getting Back to Work and a New Program Offering

Getting Back to Work and a New Program Offering


From the Desk of the Executive Director What a roller-coaster the last couple of months have been. The new “normal” does seem to be settling in, and I’m happy to report that all of our programming is now fully available – with extra safety precautions, of course! What do we mean by ‘extra safety read more...

State of Solar Update

State of Solar Update


There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, including what, if any, impact current events might have on the renewable energy industry. Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, solar was making great legislative strides, and the outlook still looks promising! Ryan Van Patten, LEAP’s Solar Program Manager, gives us insight on read more...

LEAP’s Temporary ‘New Normal’ in the Time of COVID-19

LEAP’s Temporary ‘New Normal’ in the Time of COVID-19


From the Desk of the Executive Director I think we can all acknowledge that we are living through an interesting and challenging part of history, which is likely to reshape society and our economy. LEAP has not been immune to the pandemic’s impacts, as we suspended our operations in mid-March. While LEAP’s operations are read more...