Category Archives: Energy

Dominion Energy Gets a “Blank Check” from the Virginia Clean Economy Act

Gov. Ralph Northam and Dominion Energy combined their powers during the 2020 General Assembly to push to passage the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). Advanced by House Bill 1526 (carried by Del. Rip Sullivan, D-Fairfax) and Senate Bill 851 (patroned … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Leave a comment

Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ Will Have Dirty Results

Largely with party-line, urban-vs-rural votes, Virginia’s legislature is poised to enact a Clean Economy Act that would eliminate coal-based electricity generation, prevent construction of new gas-fired power plants – and replace reliable, affordable fossil energy with wind, solar and battery-backup … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | 1 Comment

The Virginia Clean Energy Act: What It Does and What It Will Cost You

Responding to a perceived climate emergency, the new Democratic majority in the Virginia General Assembly is seeking to transform the Commonwealth into a wind and solar energy Wonderland. It is passing legislation to mandate construction of solar and wind, mandate … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Leave a comment

Will General Assembly Decide on Carbon Car Tax?

Thanks to the persistence of Delegate Charles Poindexter, two members of Governor Ralph Northam’s cabinet are now on record stating the General Assembly will decide whether Virginia joins the carbon tax regime called the Transportation and Climate Initiative.  In 2018 both … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Environment, Taxes | 2 Comments

Carbon Taxes Move to the Gas Pump

Imagine this: A regime of rising carbon taxes and tightening emission allowances extending from Virginia’s Cumberland Gap to the Canadian maritime coastline. It covers coal, natural gas, gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, compressed natural gas, wood and biomass fuel, in … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | 1 Comment