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Thursday, 15 November 2012 19:47

Divided We Stand, Together We Move Forward

**Originally published in The National Journal's Energy Expert Blog

By ACORE CEO and President, Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn

With the election behind us, let’s hope this is the end to an ugly era of polarization in American politics. Over the past few years, Americans have listened to political bickering across almost every spectrum of policy on the state and national level. Despite many differences between our two parties, bipartisan support for renewable energy is growing and policymakers should take note. Many different points of view are constantly being expressed on which programs and policies work best, but politicians should understand that Americans expect our government to bring more renewable energy to scale. If Congress extends the Production Tax Credit, one of the most notable renewable energy tax credits by the end of the year, this will be a valuable indication that Washington has the ability to work together to achieve bipartisan policies for the good of the nation.

Thursday, 05 September 2013 16:13

Virginia Expects Offshore Wind Farm In 10 Years

September 5 -- A Virginia power company said it won the rights to develop a wind farm off the state's coast, with the first turbine expected online within the next 10 years. >>View Article

March 22 -- Before energy companies invest in developing wind energy off Virginia’s coast, they’ll need to know what’s out there: sea life, what the ocean floor is like, shipping routes, migratory birds and wind speeds. A Virginia Beach startup has begun the daunting task of collecting that data. >>View Article

March 15 -- The federal government cleared the way Thursday for Virginia to seek a research lease in its Atlantic coastal areas to help speed the development of offshore wind turbines. >>View Article

February 14 -- An energy company developing the nation’s first offshore wind project is among the growing number of companies expressing interest in the federally designated wind-development area 27 miles off Virginia’s coast. >>View Article

November 3 -- The Obama administration will offer leases next year for wind-energy development off the coasts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia, the Interior Department said. >>View Article

Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:40

Poll: Renewable Energy Helped Swing US Election

November 15 -- A poll conducted by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) found that voters in the swing states of Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Virginia – all of which helped determine the election outcome – considered renewable energy to be an election issue as important as foreign policy and more so than abortion. >>View Article 

November 14 -- New polls released by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute show that voters in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and Virginia - all states that were critical in deciding the outcome of the presidential election - support renewable energy. Notably, these states - especially Colorado and Iowa - are home to an established wind energy supply chain. >>View Article 

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