Category Archives: Government Reform

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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Time To Reform Virginia’s Energy Policies

Dominion Energy Virginia’s November announcement that its proposed offshore wind project has jumped almost 25% in cost to $10 billion, with years to go before construction even starts, has put Virginia’s energy policy and its response to claims of climate … Continue reading

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Securing Workplace Freedom and Rights: Ideas for the New General Assembly

In 2020 the Virginia Assembly changed a decades-old law and allowed local governments to collectively bargain with most public employees. The law went into effect on May 1, 2021 and gives “a county, city, or town… [which includes] any local … 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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How California Now Controls Virginia Auto Market

Virginia’s automotive sales market is now officially controlled in Sacramento, with the likelihood that no new internal combustion engines can be sold in the Commonwealth after 2035. The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board, acting not with discretion but on orders … Continue reading

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