Resource: Decarbonizing Virginia’s Power Sector Has Profound Benefits On Public Health

While the use of nuclear and renewable energy has expanded in recent years, much of Virginia’s electricity is still generated using fossil fuels such as oil and coal. The consequences of fossil fuel combustion extend beyond global climate change; it also harms people’s health and increases health costs in Virginia. An analysis by researchers at the Virginia Climate Center finds that a decarbonized power sector will benefit Virginians across the state by reducing communities’ exposure to harmful pollutants, saving lives, and improving the health of Virginia residents.

To learn more about this resource, visit The Virginia Climate Center.