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Electricity Sales Forecast for Virginia 2020-2050

This report begins with a discussion of recent trends in Virginia's electricity demand, including the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Developing a Smart Grid for Virginia

This report explores how a smarter grid can enable Virginia to take advantage of clean energy resources, energy storage, and demand management technologies. It discusses the costs and benefits of smart grid applications, and discusses Virginia’s efforts to develop a smarter grid.

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Energy Storage Webinar for Virginia

One-hour informational webinar hosted by Energy Transition Initiative at Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA; The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; and Diane Cherry Consulting.

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Survey of Virginia Local Economic Developers

This report describes the results of an economic development incentives survey administered to local economic developers in Virginia.  

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Clean Dispatchable Power Sources

This report reviews technologies that can potentially help Virginia cost-effectively reach net zero carbon energy, assesses them along multiple criteria, and provides recommendations for how Virginia should move forward.

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Clean Energy Legislation

This Legal Report on Executive Order 43 evaluates two questions: (1) what are the existing laws and regulations on the books today that will aid Virginia in meeting its decarbonization targets; and (2) what existing laws and regulations may (intentionally or not) pose barriers to implementation.

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Emerging Issues in Decentralized Resource Governance

The increasing urgency of global sustainability issues argues for linking insights from environmental federalism with the literature on linked socio-ecological complex adaptive systems.

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Economist take on how COVID-19 will affect Virginia

Charles Hartgrove, director of the Virginia Institute of Government, interviews Terry Rephann, a Cooper Center regional economist, about the economic impacts of COVID-19 in Virginia.

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COVID-19 Economic and Tax Revenue Impacts

This report provides an initial look at the potential economic and fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Commonwealth of Virginia and its localities.

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Carilion Clinic's Economic Contribution

This study evaluates the economic contribution that Carilion Clinic makes to the state, its service region and individual service areas where it operates. 

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Survey of Virginia Economic Development Incentives

This report describes the results of an economic development incentives survey undertaken as part of a major Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) funded project.

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The Effects of "Non-binding" Price Floors
Clarke County, Virginia: Cost of Community Services Study
Economic Impacts of the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Campus
Virginia Local Tax Rates 2017
The Economic Impact of Virginia's Agriculture and Forest Industries
Virginia Local Tax Rates 2016
Study of the Growing Economic Impact of Virginia Public Higher Education
The Economic Impact of CFA Institute on the Charlottesville Region
Price and quantity collars for stabilizing emission allowance prices
The Economic Impact of James Madison University on the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area and Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia Local Tax Rates 2015
The Economic Impact of Virginia's Precast Concrete Manufacturing Industry
Botetourt County Agriculture Development Strategic Plan
The Economic Contribution of the Horse Industry in Loudoun County
The Economic Contribution of the Dairy Industry in Virginia
Dominion Virginia Power and Clean Power Plan Costs
Impacts of Proposed Regulations under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act
Virginia Local Tax Rates 2014
Fauquier County: Cost of Community Services Study
Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: a Historical Overview