Archive for July, 2013

Sierra Club Applauds Federal Auction of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Area
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Sierra Club Applauds Federal Auction of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Energy Area

Today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it will hold a competitive lease sale on Sept. 4, 2013 in which it will auction off approximately 112,799 acres offshore Virginia for commercial wind energy development. In response Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, issued the following statement: “After years of intensive [...]

Wind Providers in Virginia
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Wind Providers in Virginia

1. Matt Sherald Power In My Backyard PO Box 284 Thomas, WV 26292 matt@getpimby.com 304-704-5943 Installs: ARE 110, ARE 442, Bergey Excel-S,Bergey XL-1 2. Charles Bigelow Light Speed Power 218 W Main St Berryville, VA 22611 lightspeedpower@gmail.com 540-955-2181 Installs: Bergey 3. Jeremy Hayes Skyline Turbine 124 Azalea Dr Afton, VA 22920 jeremy.hayes@skylineturbine.com 434-531-9118 Installs: SkyStream [...]

Solar Providers in Virginia
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Solar Providers in Virginia

By popular demand, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has compiled the following list of photovoltaic and solar thermal equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers who are based in Virginia. The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club cannot guarantee services provided by the following vendors. The following companies are members of Maryland, DC, [...]

Two More Workshops in the Books!
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Two More Workshops in the Books!

By Ivy Main Guest Blogger Ivy Main has been an advocate for renewable energy with the Sierra Club since 2007. A lawyer by training, she lobbies extensively in the General Assembly for stronger clean energy policies and writes a regular blog, Power for the People VA, about energy policy in Virginia. She was the lead author [...]