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Offshore Wind for Virginia

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Offshore wind energy could eventually supply all of Virginia's power needs. Let's look at how we can get there, what it will cost, and why we should start now.

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Offshore Wind for Virginia

  1. 1. Renewable Energy for the East CoastOffshore Wind Ivy Main, March 2012
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  6. 6. Offshore Wind: Renewable Energy for the East Coast Kentish Flats wind farm. Photo Phil Hollman
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  8. 8. Offshore Wind: Renewable Energy for the East Coast Long Island Power Authority 2003
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  13. 13. Offshore Wind: Renewable Energy for the East Coast W in d E n e r g y P la n n in g A r e a s - M a s s a c h u s e tts to V ir g in ia 7 6 ° 0 0 " W 7 5 ° 0 0 " W 7 4 ° 0 0 " W 7 3 ° 0 0 " W 7 2 ° 0 0 " W 7 1 °0 0 " W 7 0 ° 0 0 " W 6 9 ° 0 0 " W M a s s a c h u s e t t s N e w Y o r k 4 2 ° 0 0 " N 4 2 ° 0 0 " N R h o d e C o n n e c t i c u t I s l a n d C a p e W in d L e a s e A re a L O N G IS L A N D SO U N D 4 1 ° 0 0 " N 4 1 ° 0 0 " N P e n n s y l v a n i a C a ll A r e a O ff s h o r e R h o d e I s la n d a n d M a s s a c h u s e tt s N e w J e r s e y 4 0 ° 0 0 " N 4 0 ° 0 0 " N D E L A W A R E B A Y 3 9 ° 0 0 " N 3 9 ° 0 0 " N D e l a w a r e M a r y l a n d 3 8 ° 0 0 " N 3 8 ° 0 0 " N C H E SA P E A K E i a B A Y i n g i r V 3 7 ° 0 0 " N 3 7 ° 0 0 " N V i r g i n i a N o r t h C a r o l i n a 7 6 ° 0 0 " W 7 5 ° 0 0 " W 7 4 ° 0 0 " W 7 3 ° 0 0 " W 7 2 ° 0 0 " W 7 1 °0 0 " W 7 0 ° 0 0 " W 6 9 ° 0 0 " W F e d /S ta te B o u n d a ry N e w J e r s e y W in d E n e r g y A r e a ( W E A ) 0 25 50 100 150 B a th y m e try USC G TSS D e la w a r e W E A N a u tic a l M ile s U p to 3 0 m e te rs M a s s a c h u s e tts C a ll A r e a M a r y la n d W E A 0 50 100 200 300 M o r e th a n 3 0 m e te r s C a p e W in d L e a s e A r e a V ir g in ia W E A K ilo m e te r s C a ll A r e a O ff s h o r e R I / M A O C S L e a s e B lo c k s M a p ID : P A C B -2 0 1 2 -1 0 0 7
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  16. 16. Offshore Wind: Renewable Energy for the East Coast VCERC 2008
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  32. 32. So what does it take to get there?Need some combination of: • Competitive production costs • Incentives • RPS • Limits on carbon • Price on carbon, pollution, or other externalities
  33. 33. Virginia’s Renewable Portfolio Standard gets a failing grade
  34. 34. Virginia legislation• 2010: Virginia • 2011: Joint Offshore Wind Resolution Development supporting 3000 Authority MW of offshore• Coordinates data-gathering, wind by 2025 supply chain, works with • Aspirational only, no carrots local governments and no sticks2012: RPS further weakened
  35. 35. What is the Sierra Club doing?We advocate: • a real RPS • including externalities in the IRP process • continuing funding for VCERC • incentives for offshore wind investment and turbine manufacturing • removing the $45 million of coal subsidies

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