Tag: "Wind"

General Assembly 2014 – Wind and solar in Virginia: A status update
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General Assembly 2014 – Wind and solar in Virginia: A status update

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]