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20-Jan-2020BARC Adopts Energy Sustainability Plan

Date: January 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 (tblackwell@barcelectric.com)

BARC Adopts Energy Sustainability Plan
New Plan Commits to Carbon-Neutral Energy Sales by 2035

Millboro, VA – BARC announced Monday the adoption of a new sustainability plan, a roadmap toward carbon-neutral energy sales that the Cooperative endeavors to accomplish by the year 2035. BARC recognizes its duty to lead by example in the prevention of climate change through eliminating carbon in its energy sales. 

“We are a proven leader in the Commonwealth in offering new and innovative renewable energy solutions for our consumers,” said BARC CEO, Michael Keyser. “Developing a roadmap toward carbon-neutrality is just the next step in serving the needs of our members and combating climate change. It could not come at a better time as our Solarize BARC program kicks off this spring.” 

BARC intends for the sustainability plan to be a living document that is continuously revisited and updated to reflect changes in technology, energy markets, and advancements in the renewable energy sector. To learn more about BARC’s sustainability plan and view the entire document, visit BARC’s website and explore the Renewable Energy tab for BARC Sustainability Plan


About BARC 

BARC Electric Cooperative is a customer-owned electric cooperative serving 13,000 residents, farms and businesses across five counties in Virginia. To continue to serve and meet the needs of its members, BARC constructed the first community solar garden in the Commonwealth and provides high-speed Internet, telephone and television service through BARC Connects, its wholly-owned fiber-to-the-home subsidiary. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To learn more about all the exciting things happening at BARC, visit wwwbarcelectric.com and www.barcconnects.net