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PlanRVA completes first phase of EPA’s Climate Reduction Grants Program 

Sunset in a field of flowers

Sunset in a field of flowers PlanRVA completed the Priority Climate Action Plan, (PCAP), on March 1st, 2024, as part of the first phase of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program.  The CPRG program provides funding to states, local governments, Tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing…

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PlanRVA Achieves National Designation for Solar Efforts 

PlanRVA recently received Bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for implementing best practices in solar.   As a SolSmart Bronze designee, PlanRVA adopted nationally recognized best practices to advance solar market growth. The organization worked with SolSmart’s no-cost technical assistance team to increase local knowledge of solar energy that will benefit the region.  “The Bronze…

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Empowering Localities and Citizens to Go Solar 

Solar panel technician with drill installing solar panels on house roof on a sunny day. PlanRVA is pursuing regional certification in the national SolSmart program, which provides no-cost technical assistance and recognizes communities that have taken steps to make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar.  “These efforts aim to empower and prepare…

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PlanRVA Receives $1 Million Grant to Reduce Greenhouse Gas in the Richmond Region

We’re thrilled to announce the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded PlanRVA a $1 million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) to support efforts aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions and other air pollutants across the Richmond region. Over the next two years, PlanRVA will use grant funds to develop a greenhouse gas reduction plan across the…

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