By Kelsey Misbrener The carbon footprint for a typical Dominion Virginia Power customer would shrink by as much as 25% over the next eight years under a plan the company presented in May. When added to reductions already made by Dominion, carbon emissions to meet the energy needs of a typical residential customer would fall by up to 46% between 2007 and 2027.
The main drivers of these improvements are a significant drop in the subsidized cost of utility-scale universal solar power, the ability to support the variable output of solar and wind with highly efficient natural gas generation, and Virginia’s two nuclear power
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