Virginia's new governor, Ralph Northam, is voicing support for energy-related legislation that has been the subject of extensive behind-the-scenes deliberations over the past several days. The proposed package undoes a rate-freeze statute enacted in 2015 out of concerns over compliance costs stemming from the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan. "Representatives from environmental, energy-efficiency and clean-energy groups said Monday that they now support the package," the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. The legislation would provide refunds to millions of Virginia electric utility customers.
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