Full Title: Assessing Virginia’s Energy Future: Employment Impacts of Clean Power Plan Compliance Scenarios
Author(s): Meister Consultants Group
Publisher(s): Advanced Energy Economy Institute and Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition (VAEIC)
Publication Date: 04/2015
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This report, prepared by Meister Consultants Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute and the Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition, analyzes two possible scenarios for Virginia’s compliance with the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from the electric power sector. It shows that the Commonwealth could create thousands of permanent and temporary jobs by making investments to diversify its power sources with renewable energy, energy efficiency, and natural gas generating plants – and more than double the additional jobs if the state simultaneously pursued a long-sought goal of eliminating electricity imports from out of state.