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Renewable Alternatives to Natural Gas in Virginia
On behalf of Appalachian Mountain Advocates (AMA) and the Southern Environmental Law Center, Synapse analyzed natural gas demand and a proposed pipeline expansion in Virginia and the surrounding region. Related to this, AMA commissioned Synapse to assess the cost and potential for renewables in Virginia, including both renewable energy sources built in state and renewable energy produced in the surrounding region and purchased by Virginia. Synapse found that wind and solar energy showed the greatest potential for Virginia considering technical potential, economic feasibility, and integration concerns.