After uphill climb, Virginia bill to phase out fossil fuels by 2050 fails

Energy News Network: An aggressive bill designed to wean Virginia’s electricity sector off of fossil fuels by 2050 failed on a partisan vote in the state House of Delegates late Thursday afternoon. It was defeated 51-48.

Despite the setback, environmental advocates vowed to continue pursuing what they called “a just and equitable pathway to 100 percent clean energy” backed by the state’s Green New Deal coalition.

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