Letter – Urging Gov. Youngkin to sign Saves Act

Published 7:17 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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Dear Editor,

I am writing to express my support for the Saves Act and to commend the bipartisan efforts led by Republican Delegate Michael Webert and Democrat State Senator Creigh Deeds in advancing clean energy initiatives in Virginia.

Conservatives for Clean Energy firmly believe in an “all the above” approach to clean energy. We advocate for solutions that prioritize affordability, reliability, and environmental sustainability. The Saves Act exemplifies this approach by empowering the State Corporation Commission to establish efficiency targets for electric utilities and modernize energy efficiency cost-effectiveness tests.

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This legislation is a significant step forward in promoting energy efficiency programs, which not only reduce costs for consumers but also enhance the resilience of our energy grid. The bipartisan support garnered for the Saves Act underscores its importance and demonstrates a shared commitment to addressing energy challenges facing Virginians.

We extend our gratitude to Delegate Webert, Senator Deeds, and all legislators who worked across party lines to ensure the passage of this crucial legislation. Their dedication to the well-being of the citizens of Virginia is commendable.

As the Saves Act awaits Governor Youngkin’s signature, we urge him to recognize its benefits and sign it into law promptly. Its implementation will mark a milestone in our collective efforts towards a cleaner, more reliable energy future for Virginia.

Thomas Turner

State Director, Conservatives for Clean Energy Virginia