Gov. Bob McDonnell applauded the award of an offshore wind technology demonstration grant to a Virginia utility and announced today the beginning of a geological survey of the Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA), encompassing 112,799 acres 23.5 nautical miles offshore Virginia Beach and the Port of Hampton Roads. Both of these projects support a Commonwealth goal to accelerate commercial leasing and development of the Virginia WEA and offshore energy industry supply chain.
Gov. Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed 13 pieces of legislation that he says will advance Virginia as the “Energy Capital of the East Coast” today in Richmond. The legislation continues Gov. McDonnell’s “all of the above” strategy for advancing development of Virginia’s energy resources. In signing this legislation and working with industry and stakeholder groups, this [...]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced on Thursday that it is moving forward with the next step in offshore wind energy development off the Virginia coast. The BOEM is publishing the call for information and nominations aimed at industry interest in locations off the Virginia coast for commercial wind energy leases. The call is [...]
Column by Bill Bolling www.billbolling.com This week I had the privilege of announcing an $800,000 grant to construct a new Wind Energy Training Center at James Madison University. This is the latest in a series of steps that Gov. McDonnell and I have taken to make Virginia the East Coast’s energy leader. Gov. McDonnell [...]
Edited by Chris Graham email@example.com Gov. Bob McDonnell signed onto a Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and nine East Coast governors, to establish the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium. Through this consortium, Gov. McDonnell will encourage the environmentally-responsible development of wind energy, and other sources of renewable energy, [...]
Column by Rick Webb Submit guest columns: firstname.lastname@example.org Wood Rogers PLC, the Roanoke law firm representing Highland Citizens, has advised the Highland County Board of Supervisors that allowing Highland New Wind Development to proceed without the Incidental Take Permit required by the Endangered Species Act will place the county in legal jeopardy. The Highland [...]