September 22, 2009
Virginia Governor Looks to Offshore Wind
Virginia is one of ten states with high resource potential for offshore wind development. The creation of an offshore wind farm could create over 1,000 green jobs and reduce state dependence on fossil-fueled electricity. In a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Governor Timothy M. Kaine proposed the creation of a federal-state-local task force to guide and expedite the development process for offshore wind. This request follows the "Renew Virginia" plan established in 2008 to promote renewable energy and develop a green economy in Virginia.
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