2011 Report on Virginia Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Courtesy of DOE/NREL
Wind resources at 50 meters
25x’25 Alliance Coordinator assesses various technologies that can
utilize poultry litter for electricity, heat, and other biobased
Valley 25x'25 seeks to achieve 25% renewable energy in the Shenandoah Valley before 2025 by promoting sensible renewable energy and energy effiicent solutions. Check back often, as this site develops into a space where community members can learn about energy options for the Shenandoah Valley and keep up with local energy-related events. You will continue to see a lot a changes here in the coming weeks as our site evolves and new content is added. Be part of the effort, and help Valley 25x'25 to empower the Valley's future.
The group recently launched the second phase of its website (www.valley25x25.org), setting it up to become a constantly evolving repository of information about renewable energy, regionally and in the Shenandoah Valley. In addition to incorporating new media technology to create a web portal of up-to-date renewable energy information, the Web site also offers a platform for a user community of like-minded people working in the renewable energy field. Efforts will be made over the next year to grow the site's list of contributors and user members. Also, earlier this year, Valley 25x'25 provided seed funding for several research projects filtered through the faculty at JMU, and this week researchers presented successful projects, which will be detailed on the Web site.
Valley 25x'25 also plans to team up in February of next year with the Virginia Cooperative Extension to host a Mid-Winter Roundtable on Litter to Energy, an issue prevalent in the Shenandoah Valley, which is home to a number of poultry operations. VCE hosted a forum this summer featuring evolving technology. Valley 25x'25 leaders say they plan to broaden the conversation into the economics, realities, policies, competition and even more advanced technology involved in the issue.
Valley 25x'25 also has identified farms in the area for collaborative projects that can demonstrate renewable energy solutions for agricultural operations. More details will be available on the group's Web site.
The 25x’25 Alliance has released the results of its Phase II study from the University of Tennessee that assesses the impacts of various energy-related legislative scenarios on the U.S. agriculture and forestry sectors. The study, titled Implications of Energy and Carbon Policies for Agriculture and Forestry Sectors, and undertaken at the request of 25x'25 by the University of Tennessee's Bio-based Energy Analysis Group, projects how proposed energy and carbon payment policy instruments might impact the U.S. agricultural and forestry sectors. In addition to the national findings, we have developed narratives that highlight and explain the findings of the report as it relates to electricity, economic and land use impacts at the state level.
The 25x’25 Alliance is not endorsing a Renewable Electricity Standard or any other policy tool. We are releasing this report and narratives as background information and a resource for those interested in these policy mechanisms. Should you have any questions regarding the report findings, contact information for the report authors can be found on the state narrative document. We hope that you will find the data from the report useful in your advocacy and outreach efforts.
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SunGrant Initiative – Virginia Biomass and Bioenergy Overview
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