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  • Jul 9, 2020

Good to see this regional initiative expanding. Virginia has made great progress in recent years in reducing its CO2 from electricity generation. The remaining coal in Virginia could be gone by 2025.  Then its time to start reducing NG usage.

RGGI is a regional cap-and trade-program designed to reduce climate pollution from fossil fuel power plants. Member states agree to a cap on carbon dioxide emissions, and power generators in those states must reduce pollution to meet the cap or buy additional allowances through an auction administered by RGGI, Inc. the nonprofit organization that coordinates participation in the program. Virginia has adopted a regulation that is similar to the regulations adopted by all other RGGI member states to implement the regional cap-and-trade program.

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Matt Chester on Jul 9, 2020

What Virginia has really shown in the past year or so is how important state and local elections are-- they're going in all the right directions regarding clean energy and that wasn't the case a few years ago

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Joe Deely on Jul 10, 2020

Virginia has been on a roll - 814 MW of coal retirements in 2019

More news out of Virginia today...

Clover plant may power off by 2025

Here is list of current VA coal plants along with their expected retirement dates.

With the Clover announcement the only significant coal unit left in Virginia is the 610MW Virginia City Hybrid Center. This plant had a Capacity Factor of 18% in 2019.

In-state coal will be gone from Virigina even before offshore wind projects come online.  

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Matt Chester on Jul 13, 2020

Hoping other states with similar geographies and/or shared a similar fuel mix in the past decade will see the example set in the Commoonwealth!

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