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Energy News Network: Virginia Regulators Seek Input on How State Should Prepare for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Elizabeth McGowan on Jun 23, 2020

Energy News Network covered the Va. State Corporation Commission's inquiry on electric vehicles, quoting AEE's Matt Stanberry and Virginia AEE's Harry Godfrey. Read excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network piece here.

State legislators jumpstarted a major grid decarbonization initiative by greenlighting the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which kicks in July 1. However, reining in Virginia’s next fossil fuel frontier — transportation emissions — is a more enormous, complex and far-reaching undertaking. Statewide, the sector has long outpaced electric utilities, accounting for 45% of its heat-trapping gases. Enter electric vehicles, hailed as a key solution to that pollution...

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Energy News Network: Virginia Bill will Put More Pressure on Dominion Energy to Justify Cost Recovery

Posted by Elizabeth McGowan on Apr 6, 2020

Energy News Network covered Virginia House Bill 528 that increases state regulators authority over monopoly utilities, and the Virginia Clean Economy Act, quoting AEE's J.R. Tolbert. Read excerpts below and the entire Energy News Network piece here. 

A scantly noticed bill curated by a freshman legislator from northern Virginia elicited giant cheers from Dominion Energy watchdogs when it passed both the Senate and the House of Delegates just seven days before the General Assembly adjourned on March 12. Though overshadowed by the Virginia Clean Economy Act, supporters view the success of House Bill 528 as a momentous first effort to shift power from utility monopolies and toward regulators and ratepayers...

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Energy News Network: ‘Virginia is changing fast’ when it comes to clean energy

Posted by Elizabeth McGowan on Jul 19, 2018

This Energy News Network Q&A with Virginia AEE's Harry Godfrey, Executive Director, looks at Virginia's rapidly changing energy landscape and how the state can best succeed. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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Energy News Network: Does Virginia have the pieces in place for an offshore wind boom?

Posted by Elizabeth McGowan on Jun 25, 2018

This in-depth Energy News Network article discusses the expansion of offshore wind energy in Virginia. AEE's Harrison Godfrey is given the last word. Link to the full article here. Excerpts below:
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