On May 10th at a press conference in Richmond, Sierra Club will publicly announce an exciting campaign to convince Dominion-Virginia Power to invest in wind power off the Virginia Beach coast.
In the next 18 to 24 months, we believe we can bring offshore wind to Virginia but we need your help to make it happen.
I have a goal of presenting 2,000 petition signatures at the May 10th campaign announcement. These signatures along with the more 20,000 we plan to collect with our coalition partners over the next six months, will be presented to Thomas Farrell, President and CEO of Dominion Power. In order to make offshore wind a reality, and take old, dirty coal plants offline, Dominion must make this investment before developers decide to bring these clean energy jobs to another state.
Ask Dominion to make this investment for Virginia. Sign our petition to Tom Farrell to bring offshore wind to Virginia.
There are a number of positive signs supporting wind power off the coast of Virginia Beach. The decision by Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa to partner with Newport News-based Northrup Grumman on the design of a new 5 Megawatt offshore wind turbine is one of the recent developments that could bring wind power to Virginia waters. Join me in looking to Tom Farrell and Dominion Power to take advantage of this opportunity and make offshore wind a reality in Virginia.
Clean Energy Program Manager, VA Sierra Club