Members of the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly scored from a “B” all the way up to an “A-plus” in the recently released 2018 legislative scorecard of the Sierra Club’s Virginia affiliate.
Like many organizations all along the political spectrum, the Sierra Club chooses legislation of interest and then grades legislators according to their votes on it.
The issues evaluated include water quality, solar energy development, fracking, energy efficiency, flood protection, electric utility regulation and coal-ash cleanup.
RELEASE: Sen. Howell, Dels. Hope, Levine, Lopez and Sullivan earn 100 Percent in Sierra Club Virginia Chapter General Assembly ScorecardAugust 14, 2018Press ReleaseSierra Club scorecard inventories votes of Virginia legislators on energy and the environment
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August 14, 2018
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Sen. Howell, Dels. Hope, Levine, Lopez and Sullivan earn 100 Percent in Sierra Club Virginia Chapter General Assembly Scorecard
Sierra Club scorecard inventories votes of Virginia legislators on energy and the environment
Skyrocketing enrollment is forcing Arlington Public Schools (APS) to build new schools at a time when the international trade situation is driving up steel prices and a persistently high commercial vacancy rate at home is affecting revenue.
It’s the perfect time for innovation to squeeze the most from construction dollars. One way is through zero-energy buildings that produce more electricity than they consume. In the process, the buildings generate savings for the school system while battling climate change and revolutionizing learning.
Arlington School officials are hoping to use a statewide energy pilot program to get back some cash from excess power generated at Discovery Elementary School.
Legislation patroned by Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) in the 2018 session directs Dominion Energy to permit schools that generate more energy from on-site wind- or solar-powered sources to sell the power back to the utility. Currently, the excess power goes back to the electrical grid, but school systems are not reimbursed.
The Longfellow Middle School Science Olympiad team has been honored by the General Assembly for taking first place in the 2017 Virginia Science Olympiad.
The team “faced worthy competitors from throughout the commonwealth at the state competition, which was held at the University of Virginia, and won by an impressive 51-point margin,” notes the resolution, patroned by Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) and approved by both houses of the legislature.