CFACT called for action and you answered!
On Tuesday I delivered CFACT’s testimony regarding a bill that would roll back the “Virginia Clean Economy Act” (VCEA) — an aggressive renewable energy initiative that is both an environmental and energy disaster.
CFACT”s friends and supporters used the Virginia House of Delegates legislative portal to submit well thought out, insightful comments.
Your response helped comments favoring smart energy policy and genuine environmentalism to outweigh those submitted by the anti-energy Left by a hefty margin of seven to one!
As I explained to the sub-committee, if all the solar projects currently being proposed in Virginia are contructed, “they would cover an area of 778 square miles, equal to 330,000 football fields, 35 times the size of New York City, larger than Albemarle County, and 1.5 times the size of Loudon County.”
Moreover, “they are not being constructed on land zoned for industrial or commercial use. Rather, in most cases the developers have chosen to seek special use permits from Counties to site them on land zoned and master planned for agricultural and forest use.”
In short, wind and solar power generation is so inefficient that it requires tremendous areas of land to operate. Virginians do not want our unspoiled forests, shores and mountain tops transformed and our wildlife driven off. Who does?
Every wind turbine and solar panel erected raises rates and weakens the electric grid.
People are waking up and the push back has begun.
Thank you to everyone who added your voice to CFACT’s to tell the Virginia House of Delegates that the Virginia “Clean” Economy Act is a tragic mistake that must surely go.