Appalachian schools seek solar reforms as region renegotiates utility contract

Energy News Network: School districts in Virginia’s historic coal country aren’t teaching just their students this academic year.

They have realized that if they don’t offer lessons in civics, math and science to local decision-makers, their region will remain an afterthought in the state’s much-ballyhooed energy transition. Fears that solar arrays could be out of their financial reach spurred Wise and Tazewell counties to act.

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