Virginia ruling points to bumps in the road for state’s renewable mandate

Energy News Network: As Virginia utilities prepare to comply with a new state renewable energy requirement, a recent regulatory ruling points to potential complications.

A sweeping state energy law takes effect July 1 that, among other things, requires utilities to add 5,000 megawatts of wind and solar by 2028.

All of those investments still need to be approved by state regulators, who testified against the legislation and in a recent decision questioned whether the law is constitutional.

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