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Andy focuses his practice on federal and state energy and environmental matters. Andy, a 16-year veteran of the energy industry, frequently represents electric and natural gas utilities and other businesses in energy and environmental administrative litigation, enforcement actions, citizen suits, and permit proceedings. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for nearly eight years at a major utility where he primarily researched and analyzed federal, state, and local energy legislation and regulation.

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Nuclear energy has long been a significant source of reliable, clean energy within the United States. In 2021 alone, nuclear energy accounted for approximately 20 percent of electricity generated in the country and 50 percent of its carbon-free electricity. And while some sources of carbon-free generation are necessarily intermittent, nuclear generation has a high-capacity factor, capable of running at all hours of the day.

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On July 12, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (Commission) issued an order amending regulations for short-term lending licensees under Va. Code § 6.2-1800, et seq. (Chapter 18). This licensing regime stems from the Virginia General Assembly’s passage of the Fairness in Lending Act that took effect on January 1.

The Commission’s Bureau of Financial Institutions