Climate activists failed to flip the state’s legislature, but the politics and economics of clean energy leave an opening for action — so long as Duke Energy is on board.
Critics fear the report charts a business-as-usual pathway that conflicts with the state’s energy goals.
We have an opportunity to put people back to work while building a sustainable future, write Jennifer Weiss of Duke University and Jeffrey Schub of the Coalition for Green Capital.
Independent energy suppliers would be allowed to compete head-to-head with monopoly utilities under the proposals.
In an interview, Kristie Smith of the Virginia Conservation Network talks about the Virginia Clean Economy Act.