This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

September 11, 2002

West Virginia Energy Plan Includes Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

West Virginia Governor Bob Wise announced in late August that his Energy Task Force has produced a 20-year roadmap for developing energy resources within the state while protecting the state's environment and creating jobs. Although the coal state's energy roadmap has an understandable emphasis on fossil fuel resources, it also urges the development of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy resources. In fact, two of the nine goals are to "establish West Virginia as a leader in non-traditional energy- related technologies and products" and to promote conservation and energy efficiency across the state. Specific action items include promoting the commercial and residential use of distributed energy generation and renewable energy and establishing a green buildings program. See the governor's press release as well as the full report (PDF 388 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.