Virginia News

The following news clips highlight Virginia involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 12, 2014

Energy Department Names 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association recognized Old Dominion Electric Cooperative of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative of Illinois as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year. More

March 6, 2014

Energy Department Names Virginia and Illinois Electric Co-ops the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) of Illinois as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year. The awards were presented at the TechAdvantage 2014 Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tenn., to honor electric cooperatives that demonstrate outstanding leadership in advancing U.S. wind power. More

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

September 11, 2013

DOI Holds Second Competitive Offshore Wind Lease Sale

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) completed the nation’s second competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, garnering $1.6 million in high bids for more than 112,000 acres offshore of Virginia. More

July 31, 2013

DOI Announces Offshore Virginia Wind Energy Lease Sale

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that BOEM will hold a competitive lease sale for commercial wind energy off the shore of Virginia. More

March 25, 2013

Milestone Cleared for Offshore Wind Energy Research Lease in Virginia

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced an important step toward issuing a wind energy research lease to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Mines Minerals and Energy. More

December 5, 2012

DOI Announces Renewable Energy Offshore Lease Sales

The Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced competitive lease sales for renewable energy development of two wind energy areas offshore of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Virginia. More

December 3, 2012

Shenandoah Valley Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy Yields Impressive Results

As the results roll in from a two-year Shenandoah Valley Regional Energy Efficiency Strategy developed and executed by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, the program is being touted by Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Projects Coordinator, Ron Hachey, as a “shining star” among other state energy efficiency projects. More

October 22, 2012

Virginia to Complete Two More Wind for Schools Turbine Installations: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Funding mechanisms and the permitting process for each project are described. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

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