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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

January 26, 2021 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

FAA finds no danger from latest plan for Botetourt County wind farm

The Federal Aviation Administration has found, once again, that wind turbines high above a Botetourt County mountaintop will not pose a hazard to air navigation. Issued last week, the finding was the latest in a string of approvals and reapprovals since 2015, when Apex Clean Energy announced plans for what will be the first onshore wind farm in Virginia. Construction of the renewable energy project – which in its latest form will consist of 15 turbines standing 624 feet tall atop . . . Complete story »

January 21, 2021 • Letters, VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Letter: Nick Clemente, Leesburg

Fun forest and farming facts: Virginia has 44,700 farms covering 8.1 million acres, and 15.72 million acres of forestland. 90% of Virginia farms are owned by families or individuals, not corporations and account for 32% of all the land in the state. In addition, 62% of our state is forested. The importance of forests in cleansing the air, purifying our water, providing products, and fostering recreation opportunities must be embraced as our Virginia standard of living depends on the abundance . . . Complete story »

December 24, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Dominion files plan for offshore wind, triggering federal review process

Dominion Energy has filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) its plan for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, the largest offshore wind farm in the U.S., according to a Dec. 18 press release. “This is an important step in the process toward bringing commercial-scale offshore wind to the Commonwealth and shows Dominion Energy is committed to delivering the clean, renewable and reliable energy our customers expect from us,” said Dominion Energy Vice President of Offshore Wind . . . Complete story »

December 18, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Latest wind farm plan is for 15 turbines, at 624 feet tall, in Botetourt County

A site plan submitted for the first onshore wind farm in Virginia shows 15 turbines standing 624 feet tall atop a Botetourt County mountain. The plans by Apex Clean Energy provide the most detailed public description to date of Rocky Forge Wind, a renewable energy project that took years to get off the ground after being proposed in 2015. Earlier approvals by the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality had set a maximum of . . . Complete story »

November 21, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

FAA reopens its analysis of planned wind farm in Botetourt County

The Federal Aviation Administration has reopened its analysis of whether wind turbines up to 680 feet tall atop a Botetourt County mountain would interfere with passing aircraft. After completing a review in August, the FAA found no hazard. But since then, the agency has determined that not all government officials or public airport owners were notified of a public comment period. Last month, the public comment period was reopened. The FAA will receive input through Sunday before making a second . . . Complete story »

November 17, 2020 • Editorials, Tennessee, VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Editorial: Virginia can’t fix planetwide climate problem

Kingsport and regional customers of Appalachian Power are facing a down payment on Virginia’s Clean Economy Act, which intends to make the state 100% carbon free by 2050 to combat climate warming. Appalachian Power just announced that it will acquire or contract for 210 megawatts of solar power and 200 megawatts of wind power over the next five years as part of its long-range plan to meet the targets established by the act. Customer bills will increase as the company . . . Complete story »

November 16, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

New law pushes Appalachian Power toward more renewable energy

Gusts of wind and rays of sunlight will provide more electricity to customers of Appalachian Power Co. in the coming years, as a sweeping new law pushes the utility into an era of renewable energy. The Virginia Clean Economy Act, passed this year by the General Assembly, requires Appalachian and Dominion Energy to be totally carbon-free by 2050. Appalachian – which for years has relied heavily on coal and more recently natural gas to serve about 500,000 western Virginia customers – will . . . Complete story »

November 14, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Offshore wind farm threatens Tangier family’s conch fishing livelihood

A small group of Tangier watermen find themselves competing with Virginia’s biggest power company, Dominion Energy, for natural resources in an area just outside the Chesapeake Bay 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion Energy is using a 2,135-acre site in federal waters – leased by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy – for its recently launched Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project, a two-turbine, offshore wind test site. Each turbine produces about six megawatts of power. . . . Complete story »

November 5, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Final permit granted for wind farm in Botetourt County

Giant turbines could soon be spinning atop a Botetourt County mountain, marking the state’s first use of onshore wind energy. A permit for the long-delayed wind farm was recently approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, according to Apex Clean Energy, which plans to build up to 22 turbines as tall as 680 feet on a remote ridgeline. “We are on track to start site preparation work this winter,” said Charlie Johnson, senior development manager for the company. When . . . Complete story »

November 3, 2020 • VirginiaPrint storyE-mail story

Appalachian Power files first plan to comply with Virginia Clean Economy Act

Appalachian Power announced that they will acquire or contract 210 megawatts of solar power and 200 megawatts of wind power over the next five years as part of its plan to met targets established by the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The legislation that was passed this year requires the utility to file an annual plan with the State Corporation Commission outlining how it plans to meet key targets on the way to becoming 100 percent carbon-free by 2050. “Our blueprint . . . Complete story »

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