GreenBiz – How companies led the way on clean energy in Virginia

On March 6, the Virginia legislature passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) — landmark legislation that puts the Commonwealth of Virginia on a clear path to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2045.

Virginia joins seven other states — California, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, New York and Washington — along with Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, which have enacted similar legal requirements, with more states to follow in the coming months. A few days earlier, the Virginia legislature passed a separate bill that will bring Virginia into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

How did these results come about?

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