Editorial by Steve Owen, Executive Director of AIRE: Haley Barbour, Tool of BP

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (right) “No one has more to loose on this well than BP.” That was Mississippi governor Haley Barbour’s parting comment on an NPR segment that I just happened to hear on June 29th. This was jaw dropping, but alas, disturbingly typical and uncritical. There couldn’t be a more perverse logic than

PRESS RELEASE: Valle Crucis Community Park, Mast General Store, Appalachian State University, and AIRE Partner to Create Solar Powered Music Stage

Who: The Valle Crucis Community Park Mast General Store Appalachian State University Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy (AIRE) What: Unveiling of Self-Sufficient Solar Stage, known as H’s Stage Where: Valle Crucis Community Park beside the Mast Store Annex in Historic Valle Crucis When: Friday, June 25, 2010, 7 p.m. Why: Celebrating community partnerships and renewable

Solutions Journal’s Special Appalachia Issue

For those interested in sustainability and Appalachia, have a look at Solutions special Appalachia issue. Here’s what the Folks at Solutions Journal have to say about the issue: Together with a dynamic group of academics, business leaders, and activists—each living and working in Appalachia—Solutions will present a special issue dedicated to creating a brighter future

The Complete 11 Page Guide to Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credits

The Folks at GREENandSAVE have compiled an 11 page guide to renewable energy/energy efficiency Federal tax credits…money that can be used to pay for your Green dreams. Click the below link to thumb through this very fine resource: The Complete 11 Page Guide to Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credits

Celebrate Earth Day with AIRE and Larry Gibson – and Enter to Win a Vespa Scooter to Support Larry’s Work

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains Meet Larry Gibson, a hero of the movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining for over 25 years. A drawing for a Vespa scooter will be held that evening to support Larry. Tickets are available at the reception or online HERE. 4-5 pm: Larry Gibson:

Coal Country the Movie – Tuesday Nov. 17 at the Dragonfly Theater in Boone, NC!

The Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy (AIRE) and Appalachian Voices cordially invite you to a screening of the documentary Coal Country at Boone’s Dragonfly Theater, Tuesday Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m. – with a second screening of the film at 8 p.m. The film explores the dramatic struggle and tension around the mining and use