Our clean energy future
May 9, 2012
The Virginian-Pilot reports, "Dominion Virginia Power's long-range energy plans were criticized Tuesday for relying too heavily on fossil fuels at the expense of renewables such as wind and solar and energy efficiency. Activists, grandparents, physicians and solar power producers were among the two dozen speakers at a hearing before the State Corporation Commission on the utility's integrated resource plan."
Progressive Point: Clean energy is the fastest growing job sector in the world, and Virginia needs energy solutions that will create jobs and grow our economy. Building renewable energy solutions right here in the Commonwealth will do exactly that.
Continuing to rely on fossil fuels and foreign oil will move us in the wrong direction: polluting our air and water, weakening our infrastructure, and shipping money and jobs overseas. Investments in solar and wind energy will add Virginia jobs while protecting our health and energy independence. We should be leading the world in creating renewable energy jobs right here in Virginia.
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