Category Archives: Environment

More Rules for Virginia, Made in California

Virginia’s auto industry overlords in California have a new set of proposed mandates for both electric and internal combustion vehicles which, once adopted, will automatically apply here in the Commonwealth.  They do not advance the date for banning the sale … Continue reading

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You Just Paid More RGGI Tax, Virginia!

Last week Virginia collected another $76 million in carbon tax dollars through the ongoing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative allowance auction. That was the sixth such sale since Virginia joined RGGI, and the state’s total tax take is now $378 million … Continue reading

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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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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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