Appalachian Coal Belt > Virginia
Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita
Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes
Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines
Virginia's two nuclear plants have been the largest source of electricity generation in the state since 2009.
Virginia's coal resources are mostly found in the western Valley and Ridge geologic province and the Appalachian Plateau region. Virginia has more than 100 active coal mines and is the 12th most productive among the 25 coal-producing states.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
Incentivizes investor-owned utilities to meet a voluntary renewable energy target of 15% of base year (2007) sales by 2025.
Requires the use of specially blended motor gasoline in six counties.
Requires a permit and compliance bond for oil and gas well drilling. There is no permit fee. Compliance bonds are not less than $10,000 per well plus $2,000 per acre of disturbed land.
Electricity net production, trillion btu