CENTERS for

Environmental Stewardship

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, the Commonwealth of Virginia is rich in natural resources vital to making our state a great place to live, work, and play. The responsible stewardship of those resources -- and maintaining a healthy environment for our citizens - is a primary concern for the Thomas Jefferson Institute. The mission of the Center for Environmental Stewardship is to explore the nature of environmentalism in the context of meeting all human needs.

October 2016

Latest Study:  New EPA Regulations Raise Prices, Reduce Jobs
Latest Study: New EPA Regulations Raise Prices, Reduce Jobs — The Environmental Protection Agency is mandating Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) on Virginia.  As a consequence, according to a new study, consumer electricity prices will rise ten percent and Virginia job losses will reach up to 24,000.  Read the Study Here!

June 2015

Virginia Can Lead the Nation's Nuclear Renaissance
Virginia Can Lead the Nation's Nuclear Renaissance — Virginia currently imports more than 50 percent of its power needs, second only to California, and will need an additional 4,000 megawatts by 2021.  Safe nuclear power has the potential not only to cut that dependency significantly, but to make Virginia a major supplier to the international market.  Read It Here!

May 2015

Jefferson Debate Series:  Living With Climate Change!
Jefferson Debate Series: Living With Climate Change! — On May 14, the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy sponsored the first in a televised series of public policy debate on Richmond's "Community Idea Station", WCVE-TV.  The debate featured Dr. Davis Schnare, director of the Jefferson Institute's Center for energy and Environmental Stewardship and director of the Energy & Environmental Law Institute, facing off with Glen Besa, director of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra club.  If you missed it, you can watch it by clicking here.

And after, please participate in a short four-question survey to help us improve the debate format by clicking here!

 

 

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