Richmond, VA – Conservatives for Clean Energy (CCE) Virginia hosted the annual Clean Energy Awards Reception on January 16th at the Richmond Omni. It was a great event highlighting the work of our organization and recognizing the achievements of government and industry leaders. In addition to the dozens of stakeholders attending the event, numerous Delegates and Senators attended the reception, which takes place each year during the General Assembly session. Other attendees included Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck Slemp, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Gee, Director of the Department of Energy Glenn Davis, Director of the Department of Environmental Quality Mike Rolband, and former North Carolina Representative John Szoka, who is now the CEO of the Conservative Energy Network.
Each year, CCE presents awards to recognize outstanding leaders in Virginia’s clean energy transition. This year, the first award was presented to the Port of Virginia in recognition of becoming the first major port on the east coast to utilize clean energy for 100% of its electricity needs. This was achieved through a Power Purchase Agreement with Dominion Energy and an area electric cooperative. The next award was presented to former Delegate Glenn Davis who is now serving as Governor Youngkin’s Director of the Department of Energy. Director Davis is leading efforts to deliver on Youngkin’s energy plan, which takes an all of the above approach to delivering energy that is affordable, reliable, and increasingly clean. The administration also supports efforts to increase competition and customer choice in how to purchase energy. Director Davis also discussed the Delta Lab Project in Southwest, Virginia, led by the team at Coalfield Strategies, which will bring new innovative clean energy projects to coal country.