Shaping Virginia’s energy future

SELC is working to lead the Southeast to a clean energy future.

SELC holds a position on Governor McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission, which allows us to play a lead role in determining how Virginia will reach its allotted carbon-reduction target under EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. We spearheaded development of an economic analysis of EPA’s carbon standards and found that meeting them will actually lower electricity bills in the state due to reduced consumption and add nearly 3,000 efficiency-related jobs. The McAuliffe administration included this analysis in the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which we supported with an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

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