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The Sierra Club is hosted an offshore wind roadshow last tonight in Hampton. There was a 20-minute presentation that club organizers... (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, April 14, 2011
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and Old Dominion University (ODU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the state's offshore wind projects. The agreement, signed between ODU President John R. Broderick and DMME Director John Warren, is based on providing research and support for Virginia's offshore wind, with focus on the Coastal Virginia project. […]
Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has selected BVG Associates to help develop strategies to strengthen Virginia’s position in attracting the offshore wind supply chain and service industry to the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is looking for contractors who will help develop and implement strategies that will establish the state as the hub for offshore wind development along the US east coast.
US electric utility company Dominion Energy Virginia has signed an agreement and strategic partnership with DONG Energy to build two 6-megawatt (MW) turbines off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Dominion Virginia Power has been awarded an additional $47 million from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to help fund the construction of a 12-megawatt demonstration project, consisting of two 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines on innovative substructures that will produce enough electricity to power up to 3,000 homes. "This was a highly competitive process […]
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that four Virginia businesses have been selected for awards totaling $860,000 for research having a total value of more than $3 million that will give the Commonwealth a competitive advantage and accelerate the development of offshore wind power and its associated industry supply chain. Alstom Power Inc, a global […]
Virginia-based energy company Dominion plans to join the bidding process for Maryland offshore wind leases, and the company today applied with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to participate in the auction. The area of nearly 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland will be auctioned in two separate leases. The North Lease area totals […]
The week of the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina devastating New Orleans, climate activists in Virginia Beach held a creative action to highlight the threat of a Katrina-level disaster in Hampton Roads. Presenting two visions a child born today could face in their lifetime - a clean energy future or destroyed coastal communities - they […]
The Port of Virginia announced its support for Congressman Scott Rigell’s (VA-2) push for Virginia coastal energy to create 18,000 jobs and diversify the Hampton Roads economy. Recently, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Rigell to pave the way for developing Virginia's coastal […]
On June 28, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) to pave the way for developing Virginia's coastal energy. The House also passed an amendment by Rigell to move forward seismic testing in the Atlantic. The bill now goes to […]
Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) introduced the Virginia Jobs and Energy Act (H.R. 1782) on Friday to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast of Virginia for energy development. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Virginia Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-1), Robert Hurt (VA-5), and Morgan Griffith (VA-9). Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s U.S. Senators, […]
Governor Bob McDonnell, of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA has announced that Fugro Atlantic has been appointed to conduct a geological and geophysical survey for the Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA) within the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Governor McDonnell described the regional ocean survey as representing “a positive move forward toward the development of […]
Governor McDonnell announced that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission has voted unanimously to approve proposed construction of a 479-foot-tall, five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype in the lower Chesapeake Bay, three miles off the Eastern Shore town of Cape Charles. The construction of the prototype turbine is scheduled to be completed in late 2013, which would […]
Dominion Virginia Power told the federal government yesterday that it is interested in obtaining leases off the Virginia coast in an area that has the potential to generate approximately 1,500-2,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines. The exact capacity would be dependent on detailed site investigations. Dominion expressed its interest in the entire 113,000 […]
PolycreteUSA President, Bruce Anderson participated in the launch of the Advanced Energy Economy of Virginia, an industry driven association dedicated to develop and grow Advanced Energy Industries throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. AEE Virginia’s strategy is to create a partnership between those who have a vested interest in advanced energy technologies and those who can […]
Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia has landed a collaborative project to establish a facility for the testing and certification of large offshore and land-based electricity-producing wind turbines. The project, called Poseidon Atlantic, will be the first such facility in the United States and will help fill a growing need globally for facilities that test […]
Gamesa Technology Corp., a global wind energy leader, and the shipbuilding operations of Northrop Grumman Corp., America's largest shipbuilder, today launched the Offshore Wind Technology Center to jointly develop the next generation of offshore wind systems that will be deployed in the United States and around the world. Plans call for the development of North […]
Top federal officials will be in Hampton Roads Monday to announce "new initiatives" designed to promote offshore wind energy projects. By Cory Nealon (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, February 07, 2011
Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy business (through its U.S. based subsidiary), and the Newport News Shipbuilding operations of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading American defence company and America’s largest shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to work together on offshore wind technology. The agreement calls for the companies to cooperate on the […]
Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]
In part to determine how planned offshore wind farms could affect maritime navigation, the U.S. Coast Guard is undertaking a large-scale study of government, commercial and pleasure boat traffic up and down the Atlantic coast. While the Coast Guard routinely looks at vessel traffic on a port-by-port basis, the study that's now under way is […]
Four feet could make a big difference for Bayshore Concrete Products and its hometown of Cape Charles. Read more at (hamptonroads) By Josh Brown [mappress] Source: hamptonroads, October 21, 2011
Spend $50,000 on a wind-energy research study that the governor wants? OK. By Deirdre Fernandes (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads, August 17, 2011;
Tamarah Williams supports a federal ban on drilling for oil off Virginia's coast... By Mike Hixenbaugh (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads, June 27, 2011;