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VirginiaVirginia has a renewable portfolio standard as well as an energy efficiency standard, but both are voluntary, and the state’s renewable energy industry has stalled out as a result.1
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1GynTEB
Virginia only got 5.5% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2013.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1NnaS0T


Still, the Commonwealth has ample renewable resources to take advantage of. In order to boost the state’s solar industry and begin to take advantage of the sort of benefits currently being enjoyed by neighbor North Carolina, Governor McAuliffe has argued for the creation of the Virginia Solar Development Authority.3
Source:
WHSV, January 2015
http://bit.ly/1Bv6XbE
And an offshore wind industry in Virginia would create 5,161 more jobs than a prospective offshore drilling industry.4
Source:
Oceana, January 2015
http://bit.ly/1Gyoqqm
According to NREL, the state has offshore wind resources totaling 89 gigawatts of capacity.5
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE


Virginia does have a successful agricultural industry, and over half of the state’s renewable energy comes from biomass facilities. In fact, older coal plants nearing retirement offer the opportunity to continue generating electricity by converting to biomass. Dominion Power has already converted three of its Virginia coal plants to biomass.6
Source:
Dominion Power
http://bit.ly/1G1a3tR


Learn more about energy in Virginia with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.


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