Monday, August 3, 2015With countries speeding ahead in the race for clean energy, everyone is seeking solutions in renewables. But some fossil fuel dependent regions continue to cling on to their economic drivers instead of embracing new technologies that would generate environmentally friendly power. One example is Virginia, a state that once thrived on coal mining and manufacturing that is now suffering due to the requirements of the Clean Air Act. This is forcing many of their power plants to close or increase efforts in clean sources of energy, all in the hope of creating a new Virginia Economy free from — or at least minimal — fossil fuel use.
Although coal is one of the primary resources for the