Category Archives: Environment

A Regulatory Path to Repeal the RGGI Carbon Tax

Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) will proceed to remove Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative carbon tax compact by the same route Virginia entered it:  He will push to repeal the underlying regulation. As with much else in his promised … Continue reading

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Dominion Trims Clean Energy Conversion Cost By Removing Reliable Power from Its Plan

The projected consumer cost of Dominion Energy Virginia’s conversion to wind and solar power rises steeply in the utility’s latest capital spending plan.  Although slightly reduced from earlier estimates, the utility told the State Corporation Commission its residential customers may … Continue reading

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Youngkin to Withdraw from RGGI, End Carbon Tax

Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin told a business group audience Wednesday afternoon that he intends to withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. His decision came two days after Dominion Energy Virginia filed a petition to increase the RGGI tax on its … Continue reading

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Northam Administration Still Avoiding Discussion of TCI

Why do Virginia’s leaders run away from the Transportation and Climate Initiative? Could it be because the first state legislature to consider it, in reliably Democratic Connecticut, just adjourned without even taking a vote on the proposed carbon tax compact, despite strong support from Democratic Governor Ned Lamont? Continue reading

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Centuries of Future Energy Sitting in a Can

If you are serious about making electricity without carbon emissions and also serious about making enough electricity to run a real economy 24-7-365, the discussion keeps coming back to nuclear energy. It is the obvious choice if you believe we … Continue reading

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