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.

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!

 

 

March 2015

The Costs of New EPA Rules to Virginia
The Costs of New EPA Rules to Virginia — This summer the Environmental Protection Agency will publish its final regulations limiting CO2 emissions on new and existing electricity power plants and lower existing limits on mercury emissions.  The impact?  Electric bills will soar 25 percent and Virginia will lose more than 38,000 jobs.  Read It Here!

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