Virginia lawmakers adopt sweeping clean energy bill

February 13, 2020
The Virginia legislature has adopted sweeping clean energy legislation that requires the state switch to 100 percent zero-carbon energy by mid-century with mandatory milestones and penalties, making it among the strictest programs in the nation. The bill also would allow the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) power sector cap-and-trade program, reflecting a major shift in the its approach to low-carbon power following Democrats’ takeover of the General Assembly in last fall’s elections. However, critics warn that...

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