Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Energy

October 2016

Latest Study:  EPA Regulations Raise Prices, Reduce Jobs
Latest Study: EPA Regulations Raise Prices, Reduce Jobs — The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) for Virginia.  According to a new study, the cost to Virginians will be a ten percent increase in consumer electricity prices and 24,000 lost jobs.  Read the Study Here!

September 2015

Jefferson Journal: Virginia Open for Business With Iran?
Jefferson Journal: Virginia Open for Business With Iran? — By Michael W. Thompson  The Iran nuclear deal will soon become a reality even though a bi-partisan majority in Congress opposes it, as does a vast majority of the American people.  But because the deal is an "agreement," not a treaty, states are free to divest themselves of holdings with companies doing business with Iran, just as they did with South Africa more than 20 years ago.  Today, 25 states have done so. Virginia is not one of these.  It can be. (9/18/2015) Read It 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!

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