Category Archives: Energy

Green New Deal Still Rules in Virginia

The elections of a Republican Virginia governor and a new Republican majority in the House of Delegates have not changed Virginia’s status as one of the greenest of Green New Deal states in the country.  Every effort to reverse the … Continue reading

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Is Fairfax Positioning To Move Against Gas?

It was a Richmond City Council resolution back in the fall, expressing a desire to shut down its municipal natural gas utility, that triggered pending (and now struggling) Virginia legislation to prevent localities from prohibiting natural gas.   Less attention has been given … Continue reading

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Repeal of VCEA, RGGI, EV Mandates Pass House, Face Hostile Senate

Virginia’s House of Delegates Republicans have passed a series of bills retreating from Virginia’s rush toward a fossil-fuel free future, but they were party-line votes and Democrats in the Virginia Senate, who hold a majority on that side, may promptly … Continue reading

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Energy Reform Agenda Inspires Multiple Pending Bills

The highest priority on a Virginia energy reform agenda proposed a few weeks ago was restoring State Corporation Commission oversight over decisions on massive renewable energy investments.  Under current law, the General Assembly has basically dictated billions of dollars in … Continue reading

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A Change in Wind Direction on Virginia Energy Policy?

“The Department of Energy, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Quality, shall analyze the life cycle of renewable energy facilities, including solar, wind, and battery storage components. The analysis shall assess the (i) feasibility, costs, recycling and salvage opportunities, … Continue reading

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