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8/13/18  8:09 am
Commenter: Joshua Ball

Natural Gas Inclusion
 

I was very concerned to realize that natural gas was not included within the most recent plan.  Natural gas has proven itself to be an abundant, clean, affordable energy stream that not only provides significant benefit to the state of VA, but surrounding states, and the entire nation as well.  Additionally, the readily available nature of natural gas coupled with its significant abundance make it a viable fuel stream for clean energy expansion projects such as power generation, municipal & residential heating, as well as the petrochemical industry to name a few.  Moving forward, natural gas will play an outstandingly important role in VA & America's future as we migrate more aggressively toward clean energy initiatives.  In closing, it is also noteworthy to state that in matter of fact, the natural gas & petroleum industry are primarly contributing factors in the developmental effort of both wind and solar components - making up as much as 40 & 42% respectively of the componenets requred to manufacture & utilize these alternate means of energy.