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About Generation180
Generation180 is a national nonprofit working to inspire and equip individuals to take action on clean energy in their homes, schools, and communities. Instead of the doom and gloom of a warming planet, Generation180 is focused on the unparalleled opportunity and the cleaner, healthier, more equitable energy future before us.

Media Contacts:
Kay Campbell: kay@generation180.org, 434-987-2572
Jamie Wertz: jamie.wertz@generation180.org, 571-213-9127

CBS This Morning spotlights Arkansas solar school

Because we need all the good news we can get these days, stories like this one from CBS This Morning are worth celebrating. The segment covers the solar success of Batesville School District in Arkansas, and we were excited to help facilitate the story’s production and provide data around the larger trend of solar on K-12 schools

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Virginia Drives Electric 2021 Report

Generation180 developed this report to make the case for a clean mobility future, helping to revitalize transportation in the Commonwealth. Find out more inside this second edition of Virginia Drives Electric: Revitalizing and Electrifying Virginia’s Transportation Sector, including new findings that indicate that Virginians are overwhelmingly in favor of clean energy and electric mobility, programs that accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, and policies that could help fund this important work.

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Press Releases & Publications

Electrify Your Ride

  • Virginia Drives Electric Report [Nov. 2021 Press Release]: Vast Majority of Virginians Favor Clean Energy and a Modern, Electrified Transportation System; New Survey Finds More Virginians Hold Positive View of Electric Vehicles, Would Consider EV Purchase | Read the Press Release →

  • Virginia Drives Electric Report [Nov. 2020 Press Release]: More Than Half of Virginians Would Consider Buying an Electric Vehicle; Inventory Is a Barrier | Read the Press Release →

  • Virginia Drives Electric Report [Nov. 2020 Report]: This report provides a comprehensive picture of the EV landscape in Virginia, including new findings on consumer and dealer sentiments about EVs and an analysis of EV inventory in the state. | Read the Report →

  • “Electrify Your Ride VA” Campaign Celebrates Benefits of Electric Cars at Free Community Events Across Virginia [Press Release]: In the Fall of 2019, Generation180 hosted four, free community events showcasing electric cars to kick-off the Electrify Your Ride campaign in Virginia. | Read the Press Release →

  • 2019 Electric Vehicles & Virginia Consumer Survey [Survey Report]: This report highlights the key findings from a survey designed to explore perceptions of electric vehicles among Virginia residents. | Read the Report →

Solar for All Schools

  • Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools [Sept. 2020 Press Release]: New Report Shows Steep Increase in School Solar Power Drives Savings on Energy Bills, Frees Up Resources during Pandemic. | Read the Press Release →

  • Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools [Sept. 2020 Report]: Solar on K-12 schools has more than doubled since 2014. Read our report to learn benefits, trends, success stories, and more. | Read the Report →

  • How-to and Financing Guide for Schools [Guide]: This step-by-step guide helps schools understand what they need to know to move forward with a solar installation–and steps to finance it. | Read the Toolkit →

  • Powering a Brighter Future in Virginia [2019 Press Release]: New Report Finds a Tripling of K-12 Schools in Virginia Adopting Solar Power Since 2017. | Read the Press Release →

  • Powering a Brighter Future in Virginia [2019 Report]: Solar on K-12 schools in VA has grown rapidly over the last five years. Read our report on Virginia’s solar schools to find benefits, trends, success stories, and more. | Read the Report →

In The News

Solar Schools

  • The Guardian: The US public schools redesigning buildings with climate in mind – August 18, 2021 | Read the article →

  • Hechinger Report: America’s schools are crumbling. Fixing them could save lives (and the planet) – June 28, 2021 | Read the article →
  • American Consortium for Equity in Education: Equity and Energy – Managing School District Energy Usage – May 25, 2021 | Listen to the podcast →
  • Mashable: How going solar is helping U.S. schools save millions – April 29, 2021 | Watch the video →

  • Next City: The Schools at the Front Lines of Solar – April 1, 2021 | Read the article →

  • World Economic Forum: Schools in the US are converting solar into a pay raise for teachers – October 28, 2020 | Watch the video →

  • E&E News: This Arkansas school turned solar savings into better teacher pay – October 16, 2020 | Read the article →

  • District Administration: How 2 districts made big shifts to solar power – October 13, 2020 | Read the article →

  • KNKX: Students advocating for solar energy at Tacoma middle school to speak on national panel – October 1, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Virginia Mercury: Lawmakers expanded school districts’ ability to go solar. But in Southwest Virginia, a utility contract is getting in the way. – September 29, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Environmental Health News: Solar power on the rise at US schools – September 16, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Energy News Network: Virginia jumps to head of the class on school solar installations, report shows – September 15, 2020 | Read the article →

  • KPBS San Diego: Solar Power Shines on California Schools – September 15, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Solar Power World: Report finds 7,332 schools nationwide using solar power – September 15, 2020 | Read the article →

  • NPR: Solar Caps in SW Virginia – May 20, 2020 | Listen to the Story →

  • CleanTechnica: How Your Kid’s School Can Go Solar – May 26, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch (Editorial): PPAs offer a financial bright side for our schools – November 30th, 2019 | Read the article →

  • Solar Builder Mag: Check out this school solar array that features student art contest winners – January 25, 2021 | Read the article →

Electrify Your Ride

  • WVTF: Training an EV Sales Force — September 28, 2021 | Listen to the story →

  • Energy News Network: Virginia advocates seek path forward for electric school buses despite lack of state funds — June 3, 2021 | Read the article →

  • NBC 29: Charlottesville nonprofit, car dealership working to get people driving electric vehicles – April 17, 2021 | Read the article →

  • WVTF: EVs and Charging Stations: Virginia Going Zero Emissions Under New Vehicle Legislation – March 5, 2021 | Listen to the story →

  • Inside EVs: Virginia To Adopt Clean Air Standards Like California’s – February 27, 2021 | Read the article →

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch: Now is the time to help more Virginians drive electric – February 15, 2021 | Read the article →

  • Washington Post: Virginia can help ease the transition to clean cars – February 11, 2021 | Read the article →

  • The Daily Progress: Legislature should boost electric vehicles – January 20, 2021 | Read the article →

  • Energy News Network: ‘Clean Cars’ coalition wants Virginia lawmakers to address tailpipe emissions – January 14, 2021 | Read the article →

  • NBC29: Generation180 leading push for General Assembly to prioritize electric vehicle legislation – January 1, 2021 | Read the article →

  • WVTF: Revving the Engine for Electric Cars – December 30, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Virginia Public News Service: Report Urges Virginia to Boost Electric-Car Use to Meet Climate Goals – December 29, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Virginia Public Media: Advocates, Lawmakers Set To Introduce Vehicle Emissions Reforms – December 22, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Virginia Mercury: Virginia isn’t quite ready to put a ring on the Transportation and Climate Initiative – December 21, 2020 | Read the article →

  • WVTF: “Electrify Your Ride” The Push for More EVs in VA – December 6, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Augusta Free Press: Virginians would consider buying an EV: Inventory is a barrier – November 21, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Bacon’s Rebellion: The Coming Push for Electric Vehicles in Virginia – November 18, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Elektrek: Virginians want EVs – November 18, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Twitter – Senator Scott Surovell: “Everyone in the General Assembly EV Caucus needs to read this [report]!” – November 18, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Energy News Network: Virginia should look to Maryland for electric vehicle policy, report says – November 18, 2020 | Read the article →

  • Clean Technica: Generation180 wants to electrify your ride – June 3, 2020 | Read the article →