Tag: "Renewable Energy"

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Agency takes important step to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken it’s first major step taken towards fulfilling President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, by proposing Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants built in the [...]

Sierra Club Congratulates Dominion on offshore wind winning bid
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Sierra Club Congratulates Dominion on offshore wind winning bid

“Sierra Club congratulates Dominion on its offshore wind winning bid today,” said Glen Besa, Director of the Sierra Club in Virginia. “As Virginia’s largest emitter of climate change causing carbon pollution, Dominion needs to be pursuing clean energy alternatives.” Dominion-Virginia Power’s current plans to meet future electricity demand would result in a 50% increase in [...]

BOEM Opens Bidding on Virginia Wind Energy Area Today!
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BOEM Opens Bidding on Virginia Wind Energy Area Today!

With bidding scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM this morning on the 112,700 acre Wind Energy Area 23 miles off the Virginia coast, the Sierra Club expressed support for development of offshore wind as a means of reducing the carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants that contributes to climate change. “Offshore wind along the [...]

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, [...]

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Chapter Awards Environmental Champions in Legislature

  For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize our members of the General Assembly with awards lauding their work in the Legislature as champions for Virginia. Delegates and Senators were nominated for four categories of accolade by the Chapter’s Legislative Committee. The Committee voted to recognize five Senators and [...]

Tell the Feds: Offshore wind power NOW! Deadline: Feb. 1
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Tell the Feds: Offshore wind power NOW! Deadline: Feb. 1

2012 was a big year for Atlantic offshore wind and 2013 promises to be an even bigger year for its development off the coast of Virginia. In 2012, our Virginia WEA (wind energy area) – a 112,799 acre area 23 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach – was identified and cleared for development by [...]