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U.S. representatives worked to preserve broadband expansion at federal level

For some, driving through the rural parts of Albemarle County, it means a dropped call or disrupted music streaming. For those living there, it means difficulty connecting to the internet — something that can affect many aspects of their lives.  On Friday, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, announced $28 million in federal funding for high speed […]

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Southwood residents receive energy efficient retrofits to homes ahead of overall neighborhood redevelopment

Southwood resident Rosemary Morris said her power bill has sometimes been more than $200.  The price point weighs heavily on the 73-year-old with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who lives on a fixed income in the mobile home she has resided in for 27 years. “Oh my Lord, the power bill went up” she said as her […]

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An hour with… Claire Russo

Related Articles: 2020 Voter Guide Service is a calling for 5th Congressional District candidate Claire Russo.  It inspired her to join the U.S. Marine Corps and her work with counterinsurgency, but it’s also what inspires her run to represent Virginia’s geographically largest congressional district.  “I’ve spent the better part of my professional life fighting for […]

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An hour with … John Lesinski

Related Articles: 2020 Voter Guide Marine veteran and Rappahannock resident John Lesinski wants to do his part to make the world better.  Lesinski, who has also served in local government and state-level appointed positions, considers climate policy one of his biggest priorities if elected to Congress. He met with Charlottesville Tomorrow for warm tea on […]

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The city of Charlottesville owns a gas utility. How does it work?

Climate resiliency was one of the dominating topics in Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s elections. Both localities also set emissions goals to become carbon neutral by 2050. So, where does the city-operated gas utility — which services both —  fit in, and how does it currently operate?  Key Points The city and county have goals of […]

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Soundboard: The Wheels on the Bus Reduce Carbon Emissions

Related Articles: Carpooling carbon footprints: Public transportation’s role in climate resiliency Legislators, local organizations unveil Virginia Clean Economy Act The Wheels on the Bus Reduce Carbon Emissions Credit: WTJU We bring you an overview of the Charlottesville Area Transit system. Public transportation is essential for many community members to get to work and school, and […]

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The path to net zero

The city, county, and governor set greenhouse gas emissions goals. Now what? The future may not mean the flying cars of science fiction, but it could mean more electric vehicles; robust public transportation and urban planning with bike/pedestrian thoroughfares; and a greener energy grid overall. With Gov. Ralph Northam having outlined a goal for a […]

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Carpooling carbon footprints: Public transportation’s role in climate resiliency

Related Articles: Legislators, local organizations unveil Virginia Clean Economy Act Area looking toward composting to reduce carbon footprint UVa vehicle fleet gets a little greener When former Charlottesville Tomorrow reporter Sean Tubbs purchased his Fifeville home in 2008, part of its appeal was its proximity to a Charlottesville Area Transit bus stop. For five years, […]

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The Rundown: City Council to reconfigure for new terms; developments up for votes

Related Articles: The Rundown: City Council preview for Dec. 16 Monday marks the first Charlottesville City Council meeting of the year. It’s also the first meeting of the three recently elected councilors. And it’s the day a new mayor and vice mayor could be chosen.  Before the resolutions and ordinances get underway, Mayor Nikuyah Walker […]