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#Virginia will improve #energy efficiency, cut carbon #emissions from #powerplants in E.O. 57

#Virginia will improve #energy efficiency, cut carbon #emissions from #powerplants in E.O. 57

On June 28, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 57 , a major step forward in combating climate change by reducing carbon pollution from the state’s power plants. The order directs Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward to convene a workgroup that will recommend steps to build upon existing efforts to improve energy efficiency and expand the state’s clean energy portfolio. In a nod to the power of energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions and utility bills, Gov. McAuliffe said, “We all understand that the cheapest kilowatt of energy is the one we do not consume.” The state has more than 1,000 LEED-certified projects encompassing nearly 135 million square feet of commercial, residential, manufacturing, educational, health care and other facility space. Virginia residents recognize the benefits of LEED and the positive impact green construction has ...

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