Harnessing the wind off Virginia’s coast could provide enough energy to power 500,000 homes by the end of this decade. Plus the opportunities for job creation are huge. An aggressive build-out of offshore wind farms would create over 10,000 well-paying, local, career-length jobs right here in the Commonwealth. With plentiful offshore winds, a deep water port and a skilled and experienced labor force, Virginia could be the east coast capital for America’s new offshore wind industry.
VA4Wind is a coalition uniting public and private interests in pursuing a grassroots campaign to win over massive public support for developing Virginia’s offshore wind resources as quickly as possible. Join us!
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The Federal government via its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has cleared an area off Virginia’s coast for lease sale by the end of 2012.