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8/10/22  10:54 am
Commenter: Caroline Corum

cleaner, more affordable energy to power homes across Virginia

Virginia should be setting a national standard for affordable, sustainable energy. 

It’s time to address the fact that Virginians pay some of the highest electric bills in the nation. High energy burdens are linked with greater health risks, increased stress and economic hardship, and difficulty moving out of poverty. Our energy future should include affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for all Virginians.

We’re up against a climate emergency.  Our planet is on fire.  Virginia can and should lead the way towards a liveable future by investing in energy efficiency and renewable and distributed energy sources like rooftop solar.

As our energy system changes, we need to ensure consumers, especially those already burdened by high energy expenses and the climate crisis, are not the ones footing a disproportionate amount of the bill - especially not those who already struggle to make ends meet.

We need to work toward an energy model that allows all Virginians to live comfortable and prosperous lives.  Sustainable energy is a critical part of achieving that objective.  There is no reason we cannot be the model other states seek to emulate.   

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