This is good to see, although I really could do without the "all of the above" nonsense (note: it's not just coming from Mark Warner, by any means). The fact is, the science tells us we have to basically stop emitting greenhouse gases like, uh, yesterday. And guess what, we're not going to do that if we keep burning oil, coal and natural gas indefinitely, and as if we're not completely trashing our planet right now!
STATEMENT OF U.S. SEN. MARK WARNER
~On Department of Energy’s Va. grant to develop offshore wind energy ~
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement today of an award to Dominion Virginia Power to further develop offshore wind technology. The Energy Department will award Dominion up to $4 million to complete engineering, design, and permitting for an innovative offshore wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach:
“This is a positive step forward for the Commonwealth,” Sen. Warner said. “Developing our offshore energy resources will help create domestic manufacturing jobs and strengthen Virginia’s economy. It also advances efforts to better harness renewable energy sources while reducing U.S. reliance on imported oil. I have been an advocate for an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach for some time now, and I think there’s a lot of potential in developing our offshore energy opportunities off the Virginia coast.”
For more information on the Dominion Virginia Power project, click here.