Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The capital of the state is Richmond.
Virginia’s renewables market
In 2017, natural gas fueled 50% of Virginia’s net electricity generation, nuclear power provided 33%, coal fueled almost 12% and renewable resources, including biomass and hydropower, supplied more than 6%, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.
Virginia’s renewable energy policy
In September 2019, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order with a goal of producing all of the state’s electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050. An interim target is producing 30% of the electricity from renewable sources by 2030.