Virginia is considering regulatory action to restrict methane emissions, and the state legislature passed a bill to create a research and development authority based around the potential for pumped-storage hydropower and renewable energy development on former coal mines in southwestern Virginia.
Both of those stories were featured in 2019 in Southeast Energy News. Check them out.
A task force is expected to propose new regulations to limit leaks from landfills and natural gas infrastructure.
A bill awaiting the governor’s signature would create a state authority to win grants and other research funding.