30x30: Virginia’s Key to Climate Action and Growing the Economy

Issue Paper
March 07, 2017

Virginia has perhaps one of the greatest near-term opportunities to take decisive action to create new jobs that improve the economy and address climate change. The Old Dominion can do so chiefly by setting its own limits on the carbon pollution released by fossil-fuel power plants operating in the state, and reducing that pollution 30 percent by 2030. Doing so will help clean up the air and unleash one of the state’s greatest untapped resources: clean energy.