Tues. Oct. 28 at the Opera House at 7:00pm

Join Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner for a special screening of the Emmy award winning climate series “Years of Living Dangerously.” We’ll watch the episode of the series that featured Anna Jane and Shepherdstown’s own Mary Anne, followed by a panel discussion. Tues. Oct. 28 at the Opera House at 7:00pm

In Years of Living Dangerously, Hollywood’s brightest stars and respected journalists explore issues of climate change and bring you intimate stories of triumph and tragedy. Years of Living Dangerously won the 2014 Emmy for best documentary series, and was produced by Hollywood legends James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This episode follows climate activist and preacher’s daughter Anna Jane Joyner and her father Rick Joyner, a megachurch pastor and climate skeptic. The daughter’s hope is to convince her father that climate change is happening and that Christians can help bring hope and healing to this ever-growing conversation. You can see a preview of the episode here: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/story/preachers-daughter/

Shepherdstown resident Mary Anne Hitt is also featured in the episode, which highlights her work as director of The Sierra Club‘s Beyond Coal Campaign. The film screening will be followed by a panel featuring Anna Jane, Mary Anne, and other special guests. Join us!

Energy Efficiency Update – October 13, 2014

Energy Efficiency News:
WV Sierra Club volunteers joined local residents at the WV Public Service Commission’s hearings in Flatwoods, Morgantown, and Shepherdstown to push for lower electric bills and emphasize the need for more energy efficiency programs. There is a big settlement in the American Electric Power transfer of the Mitchell Power Station which created greater investments in energy efficiency programs.  In Harrison County, the Clarksburg Exponent put out a great article on the energy audits county buildings will receive by the WV E3 Program that happened as a result of volunteers engaging the county commission.  In Preston County, the newly formed Preston Energy Savers have planned four energy savers workshops which will be held between October 22nd – 29th.  Good things are happening!

If you haven’t signed it yet, I encourage you to sign this petition urging Governor Tomblin to become an advocate for energy efficiency – which is a key piece of the WV Sierra Club strategy to win greater efficiency in WV.

FirstEnergy (Mon Power & Potomac Edison)


- American Electric Power Rate Increase Case (14-1152-E-PC)
— Various Technical Filings

- FirstEnergy Rate Increase Case (14-0702-E-PC) 
— Various Technical Filings
 
- American Electric Power’s Mitchell Plant Transfer Case (14-0546-E-PC)
 
Upcoming Events:
 
- Candidate Public Forum, Martinsburg, October 15th, Location TBD
- WV Environmental Council Conference, Oct 17th – 19th, Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Website
- PSC Hearing on the Mitchell Transfer Settlement Agreement, Oct 21st, Charleston, Background
- Preston County Home Energy Savings Workshop, Oct 22nd, Bruceton Mills
- Preston County Home Energy Savings Workshop, Oct 24th, Kingwood
- Constructing Change, Energy Efficient Homes Tour, October 25th: Website
- Preston County Home Energy Savings Workshop, Oct 27th, Terra Alta
- Preston County Home Energy Savings Workshop, Oct 29th, Arthurdale
- Appalachian / Wheeling Power Rate Increase PSC Public Hearing, Nov 6th, Princeton, Background
- Appalachian / Wheeling Power Rate Increase PSC Public Hearing, Nov 13th, Huntington, Background
- Appalachian / Wheeling Power Rate Increase PSC Public Hearing, Nov 20th, Wheeling, Background
- Appalachian / Wheeling Power Rate Increase PSC Public Hearing, Jan 12th, Charleston, Background
 
Energy Efficiency Focused Facebook Pages to Follow: