Virginia

“Today’s hyper-partisan political climate is preventing Virginia’s small businesses and families from reaping the benefits of advancements in energy production and delivery. We must commit to energy diversification and invest in infrastructure to ensure access to affordable energy for all Virginians, regardless of their economic status. CEA’s Campaign for America’s Energy will prompt elected officials and ordinary citizens to seize the opportunities presented by Virginia’s energy resources and to understand how we can satisfy the state’s energy needs while also protecting our environment.”

– Brett Vassey, President of the Virginia Manufacturers Association

Virginians spend nearly $3,290 annually on energy. For a low-income Virginian living at the poverty line, that translates to over 27 percent of their individual income.

Virginia News

Ripple Effects of Targeting a Single Industry Hit the Entire Economy

With the stroke of a pen, thousands of union construction jobs modernizing our nation's energy transmission system were eliminated.  CEA's David Holt looks at how this one action impacts the entire economy. In this case,...
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Texas Energy Crisis a Wake-Up Call for Policymakers

As Texas begins to recover from mass power outages, CEA's David Holt looks at the necessity of designing a robust energy system that delivers affordable and reliable service, using the best each form of...

Natural Gas Saved Virginia Families, Manufacturers and Businesses More Than $14 Billion Over Decade

Richmond, VA – Virginia’s families, manufacturers and businesses saved more than $14.2 billion between 2008 and 2018 thanks to low-cost natural gas and expanded energy infrastructure, according to a new Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) report....
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Just As Consumers Must Replace Appliances, Utilities Must Upgrade, Too

Did your utility company request a rate increase recently or gain regulatory approval for higher electricity fees? Is your school district eyeing or seeking voter approval for a bond issue to repair or build...

Almost $14 Billion in Ready Investment to Fuel Post-COVID Economic Recovery at Risk, Report...

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Delays, obstruction or cancellation of pipeline infrastructure projects are threatening at least $13.6 billion in economic activity, over 66,000 jobs and more than $280 million a year in state and local...