McAuliffe energy plan for Va. makes debut

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s energy vision for Virginia is stressing a familiar “all of the above” strategy that promotes greater use of renewable generation, efficiency and traditional sources of energy. The thick planning document was released Wednesday. In a cover letter, McAuliffe says the plan will diversify Virginia’s economy on several fronts. They include diversifying the state’s economy sector by including renewables such as wind and solar generation, as well as offshore energy development. McAuliffe also promotes the “cleanest and cheapest energy” — lower energy consumption. McAuliffe has said Virginia must be aggressive in developing an energy strategy and in pursuing new energy technologies, such as offshore winds. The governor’s office says he’ll formally roll out the plan on Oct. 14.

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