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Virginia Approves 100% Clean Energy Legislation, Pushing State Toward 2.4 GW Storage, RGGI

The Virginia Clean Economy Act, narrowly passed by both chambers of the state legislature, sets one of the largest energy storage targets in the country at 2.4 GW by 2035 and pushes state regulators to devise a carbon dioxide cap and trade program that complies with the (RGGI).
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Virginia Looks to New York Green Bank for Possible Clean Energy Financing

Governor Ralph Northam’s administration is exploring a possible alliance with the New York to finance projects.
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Virginia Won't Cap CO2 with 9 Other States — for Now

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a budget barring Virginia from participating in the , a cap-and-trade program encompassing power plants in nine Northeastern states.

Virginia Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 5.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 1.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 6.00 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
33 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
21 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
17 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
87%

of people in Virginia support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 5,697,808 of 6,546,346 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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