Virginia’s Attorney General Offers Support to Clean Power Plan

By |2018-03-02T00:17:08-05:00January 11th, 2017|Industry, Policy|

In February, the fate of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) was put into question when the Supreme Court put a stay on the rule, pending a judicial review. With the upcoming administration change, the question mark has grown. On December 28, those of us in Virginia learned bit about where our leadership stands when Attorney General Mark Herring affixed his name to an open letter to Donald Trump, urging him to “continue the federal government’s defense of the Clean Power

Innovation in Response to Solar Demand

By |2018-08-10T14:16:18-04:00May 30th, 2016|Industry|

Last week SolUnesco presented on a panel at Solar Power Southeast in Atlanta, Georgia (Click here to download presentation).  The panel focused on the trajectory for solar after the Supreme Court’s Stay on the Clean Power Plan (CPP) including the legal merits of the suit, and the impact on the economics, policy, and market trends. Does the Supreme Court’s Stay mean a slower pace for the development of renewables going forward? One might think so. However, we point to the


By |2018-08-10T13:38:21-04:00July 30th, 2015|Company Update|

Last week, UVA Professor William Shobe, Ph.D. released a report that assessed the methodologies, assumptions and conclusions in a report critical of the Clean Power Plan. Virginia’s Center for Coal and Energy Research (CCER) produced a report as part of the Governor’s Energy Plan that concluded that a large amount of money would be needed to change the energy infrastructure in Virginia to comply with the Clean Power Plan, and the consequences of this change would be negative. In his

Hodsoll: Cut carbon to boost Virginia’s economy

By |2015-04-15T17:53:01-04:00April 15th, 2015|Policy, Virginia Solar|

Yesterday, in advance of Governor McAuliffe’s meeting with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Virginian-Pilot published an op-ed by VAEIC board president, Francis Hodsoll. Echoing last week’s report by VAEIC and the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, the op-ed highlights the economic opportunity the Clean Power Plan represents for Virginia. An excerpt: “This summer, we expect a final Clean Power Plan rule, the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s requirement that states reduce carbon pollution from electricity generation. The big question for Virginia:

Virginia small business owners voiced their support for federal Clean Power Plan

By |2014-11-22T17:49:34-05:00November 22nd, 2014|Industry, Policy, Virginia Solar|

Fifty business leaders sent Governor McAuliffe a letter supporting new reductions in carbon pollution through the use of clean advanced energy technologies.  These business leaders stated “we urge your administration to develop a strong plan to implement the recently proposed Clean Power Plan which facilitates a clean energy economy through the reduction of carbon pollution from power plants.” Virginia Business reported the letter was released “[j]ust in time for today’s Virginia General Assembly hearing on the federal Clean Power Plan

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