Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Governor of Virginia's Energy Strategy is Both Dirty and Green
For obvious political reasons, McDonnell chooses to look at energy through the lens of national security. This allows him the latitude to explore green energy solutions without alienating him from his base.
According to an NGA report, McDonnell enacted five clean energy policies, including a green jobs tax credit. Virginia gives employers in the solar, biomass and geothermal industries a $2,500 tax break for each green job that pays $50,000 or more. Under McDonnell, the state has also allotted $36 million in grants for renewable energy manufacturers.
McDonnell demonstrates the regardless of ideological affiliations, the economic benefits of the green economy are hard to ignore.
© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
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