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Augusta Free Press: Committee Passes Virginia Clean Economy Act, Sends to Senate Floor

Posted by Augusta Free Press Staff on Feb 10, 2020

Augusta Free Press covered passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (SB 851) by the House Labor and Commerce Committee quoting Virginia AEE's Harry Godfrey. Read excerpts below and the entire Augusta Free Press piece here. 

The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee voted 12-3 on Sunday to pass SB 851, the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The bill, a companion to HB 1526 that passed the House Labor and Commerce Committee, would enact a plan into law to implement Gov. Ralph Northam’s goal for Virginia to produce 100 percent of its electricity from clean sources by 2050.

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Augusta Free Press: Virginia Clean Economy Act: Ambitious Goals for Environment

Posted by Augusta Free Press Staff on Dec 19, 2019

Augusta Free Press covered the introduction of legislation to provide Virginia with a 100 percent carbon-free electricity grid by 2050 and included quotes by Virginia AEE's Harry Godfrey and AEE Member Apex Clean Energy. Read excerpts below and the entire Augusta Free Press piece here

Legislation to give Virginia a 100 percent carbon-free electricity grid by 2050 will be introduced in the Virginia General Assembly in January. Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Del. Rip Sullivan, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy and Del. Alfonso Lopez joined representatives from a broad coalition of advocacy groups Thursday to announce the introduction of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The bill would also set the goal to eliminate carbon pollution by Virginia’s utilities by 2050...

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Augusta Free Press: Virginia Advanced Energy Economy on Northam, Clean Energy

Posted by Augusta Free Press Staff on Sep 17, 2019

Augusta Free Press covered AEE's reaction to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Executive Order to have 100% Clean Energy by 2050 by including quotes from AEE's Harry Godfrey. Read excerpts below and the entire Augusta Free Press story here. AEE's statement was also covered by Smart Grid Today (sub. req.). 

Virginia Advanced Energy Economy reacted today to Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order calling for the Commonwealth to use 100% clean energy to meet its electric power needs by 2050. The governor’s plan includes more immediate goals focused on the deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and battery storage over the next decade.

“We applaud the governor for setting clear goals and driving Virginia’s transition to 100% clean energy,” said Harry Godfrey, Executive Director of Virginia AEE. “We are confident that, using an array of advanced energy technologies, we can readily meet the Governor’s goal while helping to save money for Virginia families and businesses and grow our economy.”

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