The nondenominational Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions has expanded to include 75 congregations and communities.
Climate groups say the state’s plan is a step in the right direction but relies too much on carbon offsets.
The Republican governor has vetoed clean energy bills and rejected regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As recent blackouts bring grid resilience back to the forefront, stakeholders have different views on solutions.
A bill that could boost Virginia’s efforts to participate in broader climate initiatives will get a hearing this week, but observers say it is unlikely to advance in a Republican-controlled state legislature.