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Statewide environmental news roundup – November 2023

“A new report found Dominion Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan does not align with Virginia’s climate goals. Dominion wants to keep using gas and coal-fired power plants, citing data center expansion in Northern Virginia but the Virginia Clean Economy Act mandated Dominion to use 100% renewable electricity by 2045. Dominion’s plan does meet Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s energy plan, which relies on both fossil fuels and renewables.”

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Statewide environmental news roundup – October 2023

As Chesapeake Bay drainage states and the nation move to fulfill bold commitments to convert to renewable energy in the next few decades, an inconvenient truth has become apparent: It can’t be done without many more transmission lines. Through neighborhoods, along roads and across mountains, the nation’s network of power lines needs to double or triple in the next decade if the clean energy revolution is to succeed, warn the U.S. Department of Energy, scientists, environmental groups and many policymakers.

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Community Perspective: Part 1: Electricity Bills are up, here’s why

A contributed perspectives piece by 50 by 25 Harrisonburg

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Community Perspective: WHAT DID YOU SAY?

A contributed perspectives piece by Joe Laughland

Statewide environmental news roundup – September 2023 (Part II)

The State Corporation Commission [SCC] could soon be unable to rule on cases before it for the first time in Virginia history because it has only one judge sitting on the bench.

Virginia environmental news roundup – September 2023 (Part I)

A contributed perspectives piece by the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley (CAAV) Editor’s Note: This is the latest installment of a regular series of contributed news roundups about statewide environmental and energy news. This piece highlights, with links to further coverage in various media outlets, recent environmental news stories of significance to Virginia, with …

Community Perspective: Our Kids Deserve Better

A contributed perspectives piece by Cara Walton
I would like to address a social media post by Matthew Cross. Now, “Why is a person from Harrisonburg worried about the school board in RCPS?”

Statewide environmental news roundup – August 2023

By a wide margin, Northern Virginia is the No. 1 site for data centers in the country and the world. These highly specialized buildings house the computer servers and routers that make digital interconnectivity possible…. Ashburn, Va., is the epicenter of “Data Center Alley,” anchoring a collection of nearly 300 data centers, scattered across Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William counties, handling more than a third of the world’s online traffic. Many more are in the planning stages or currently under construction.

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