Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

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John Morrill
Acting Director

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Welcome to Climate Matters – the blog of Fairfax County’s Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination, where we share stories, insights and information related to climate change and environmental sustainability. Posts are written by knowledgeable and passionate OEEC staff members and guest authors.

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Getting to a Greener Grid: A Primer on Electricity

February 26, 2024

Post written by Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination's Energy Programs Team

Electricity provides lighting around the clock; heats and cools our homes and businesses; and fosters the digital world that we've come to rely on throughout each day.

But where does electricity come from, how is it made and why does it matter?

The Journey of Electricity...

Data Shows EVs are Less of a Fire Risk than Conventional Cars

February 12, 2024

Post written by Gina Weil, Project Manager for the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination

Are electric vehicles (EVs) more prone to fires than gasoline-powered vehicles?

Recent news reports of fires involving lithium-ion batteries, as well as some high-profile recalls related to fire risks, have sounded an alarm with some potential EV buyers. But when you look at…

How Greenhouse Gases Are Changing our Climate and What We Can Do to Stop It

January 30, 2024

Post written by Maiya Justice, Intern,George Mason University, Class of 2024

Greenhouse gases have consistently been a “hot” topic – if you pardon the pun - in discussions about climate change, but what does that mean? What are these gases, and why do they impact the globe the way that they do?

While greenhouse gases (GHGs) have different chemical compositions, they do have…

What My Internship Taught Me: Holistic Approach Needed for Climate Crisis

January 16, 2024

Post written by Maiya Justice, Intern,George Mason University, Class of 2024

My name is Maiya Justice, and I was an intern with the Fairfax County’s Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination from June 2023 to January of 2024. What first sparked my interest in Fairfax County’s Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination (OEEC) was a…

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