As NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Ambitious “Green New Deal” Into Law, Virginia Continues to Fall Behind on Clean Energy

Blue Virginia - 07-19


As you look at this map of offshore wind power potential on the east coast, does anything jump out at you as a reason why Virginia would be lagging behind New York state in terms of offshore wind power development? Nope, didn’t think so. The fact is, both states clearly have a great deal of offshore wind power potential, and as far as I’m aware, the economics and technical issues are comparable. How much offshore wind power potential are we talking about? Here in Virginia, a 2018 report by Environment America found that Virginia’s offshore wind power potential is 1.4 times our current power consumption, and nearly enough to power the state even if we electrify transportation and heating!