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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!

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!

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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