Data Centers Rely On Fossil Fuels – Can’t Have It Both Ways

The push for more power to feed Virginia’s internet data centers is causing concerns and disruptions for some residents. Plans for new power lines and the continued operation of coal plants are met with opposition from those living near the affected areas. One woman, whose property is already near two power lines, expressed frustration, telling reporters that the developments were not voted on by the community. The $5.2 billion project aims to address the growing demand from data centers, but critics argue it sacrifices clean energy goals and imposes costs on local ratepayers.