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VIRGINIA CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the Virginia Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in Virginia: over 76,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in Virginia: over 8,500
  • Number of solar jobs in Virginia: nearly 4,000
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in Virginia: over 80,000
  • Number of solar companies in Virginia: 253
  • Number of jobs directly supported by wind energy: up to 500
  • Number of wind manufacturing facilities in Virginia: 5
  • Number of Virginians working in clean energy transmission, distribution, and storage: over 24,000

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS 

  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in Virginia from 2007-2016: 22
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in Virginia in 2018: 14
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfires in 2018 in Virginia: over 15,000

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Virginians that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 71%
  • Percentage of Virginians that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 58%
  • Percentage of Virginians worried about climate change: 62%
  • Percentage of Virginians that support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 71%