“RGGI describes itself as a regional market for carbon, but it is really a carbon tax that is fully passed on to ratepayers. It’s a bad deal for Virginians. It’s a bad deal for Virginia businesses,” Youngkin told the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. “I promised to lower the cost of living in Virginia and this is just the beginning.”
Virginia should not abandon the current structure entirely. The pure competitive supplier model has plenty of downsides (See Texas). It is only attractive to so many in Virginians at this time because Dominion Energy Virginia has corrupted the market to unfairly enrich its stockholders. If all these other steps are taken and electricity costs in Virginia stabilize, the desire to bolt from the monopoly service will wane.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Charlotte County Circuit Court could derail plans to build a mega-utility solar array on more than 21,000 acres in Charlotte County near the border with Halifax and Mecklenburg counties.
“If I'd have done something like this to somebody else's property, then probably Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Louisa County would have me in jail or fine me,” Marks added. "This big company comes in and you can tear up creation and nobody does anything about it."
Technology giant Amazon has announced it is partnering with Arlington County to purchase the energy from the Pittsylvania County solar project which is being named Amazon Arlington Solar Farm Virginia... Formerly called the Maplewood Solar Project, the solar farm is being developed by Dominion Energy. Construction began last year, and the project has an expected completion date in 2022.
Hydrogen is an emerging clean energy source that could reduce the environmental impact of nearly every part of our daily lives. It can generate electricity, heat homes and buildings, power manufacturing and fuel transportation – all with few or zero emissions. Dominion Energy is exploring how hydrogen can help us achieve our goal of net zero emissions and also help decarbonize other industries like transportation and manufacturing.