Provided here are a number of resources – fact sheets, reports, media clips, etc. – to assist all stakeholders in understanding and engaging in Virginia’s offshore wind development.
Click here to download/view our Sierra Club Virginia Offshore Wind Fact Sheet (updated Feb. 2018)
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority – VOWDA was created by 2010 legislation –Title 67, Chapter 12, Code of Virginia. The mission of the Authority is to facilitate, coordinate, and support development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and supply chain vendors.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – In 2009, Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the final regulations for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Program, which was authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). These regulations provide a framework for issuing leases, easements and rights-of-way for OCS activities that support production and transmission of energy from sources other than oil and natural gas. DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for overseeing offshore renewable energy development in Federal waters. Since the regulations were enacted, BOEM has worked diligently to oversee responsible renewable energy development.
Recent Media Hits:
Virginia should go all-in on wind energy, op-ed by Thomas Brostrom with Orsted Energy, April 8, 2018, Virginian-Pilot