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VA Poised for Major Wind Energy Production; Will Congress Play Ball?

Dec 4, 2012
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(Public News Service)

With the announcement last week by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that Virginia will be one of three states included in the first-ever offshore renewable energy lease sale, the Commonwealth is well poised to become a wind energy hub. However, some worry that Congress will let the wind tax credits expire before year's end.

Joe Mendelson, director of the National Wildlife Federation Climate and Energy Program, says his group and many others have signed and delivered an open letter to Congress today.

"We have sportsmen and conservationists from across the country - more than 115. Specifically, they would like to see the wind tax credits that are up for renewal passed - and passed soon."