Charlottesville Tomorrow: Virginia Clean Economy Act may help get state’s economy back on track post

Reposted from Charlottesville Tomorrow. By Leah Small Virginia’s new legislative status as one of a handful of states targeting 100% clean power could resuscitate growth for state renewable energy industries hit hard with job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginia Clean Economy Act incentives for clean energy – one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy prior to the pandemic – would help power Virginia’s economic recovery, advocates say. But the legislation’s impacts could be delayed, due to massive job losses in renewable industries and decreased overall energy use by manufacturing and retail sectors during COVID-19. The VCEA, passed in this year’s legislative session, se

Apex Clean Energy Leads market for 2019 Corporate Renewable Power Procurement

In a breakout year for commercial and industrial (C&I) renewable energy procurement, global energy research firm Wood Mackenzie has named Apex Clean Energy the top C&I wind power provider overall and the top corporate renewable provider in 2019. In 2019, Apex facilitated procurement of more than 1.2 gigawatts of utility-scale wind and solar energy—more than double the amount of the nearest competitor—to lead the C&I market. Cumulatively, Apex has delivered more wind capacity to C&I customers than any of its competitors, having contracted 1.9 gigawatts (representing 11% of market share) to date. “Apex is bringing together industry-leading projects, innovative and flexible transaction structur

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