25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.

Virginia

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Well-known for its strong agricultural roots and plentiful natural resources, Virginia has the potential to be a large producer of both renewable fuels and electricity.

Endorsements
Resource Maps
Alliance Resources
Incentives and Policies
How to Sign up for Green Power
Other Resources

 2011 Report on Virginia Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Endorsements

Former Governor:
Tim Kaine
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Courtesy of DOE/NREL

Congress: Rep. Goodlatte
State Alliance: Active

Resource Maps

 

Wind Map

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Wind resources at 50 meters
Source:
http://www.eerne.energy.gove/windandhydro

 

 

Solar Map

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Source:
http://www.eere.energy.gov

 

Virginia News

Shenandoah Valley
25x’25 Alliance Coordinator assesses various technologies that can
utilize poultry litter for electricity, heat, and other biobased
products.
http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/07/indiana-farmer-sings-praises-of-chicken-litter.php 


Valley 25x'25

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.

pdf Valley 25x'25 Research Review

Alliance Resources

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.

pdf The Economic Impacts of a Renewable Electricity Standard in Virginia

pdf The Economic Impacts of a Renewable Electricity Standard in Virginia
 

VA_25x25_Alliance_Announcement.pdf Formal 25x'25 Alliance takes shape in Virginia

Media Coverage of VA Alliance Formation Media Coverage of VA Alliance Formation 

      Video – WHSV Channel 3 News Report

VA_25x25_Webinar_8.5.09.pdf Webinar August 5, 2009 – Understanding the 25x'25 Initiative, Exploring Opportunities for Virginia

June 10, 209 25x'25 Alliance Meeting Minutes Virginia 25x'25 Alliance Meeting Minutes, June 10, 2009

Presentation - Kenneth Newbold, Dir. Research Development James Madison University Presentation – Kenneth Newbold, Dir. Research Development James Madison University 

Presentation - Brent Bailey, 25x'25 National Alliance Presentation – Brent Bailey, 25x'25 National Alliance 

Chris Bachmann, 25x'25 Shenandoah Valley Project Part 1 Chris Bachmann, 25x'25 Shenandoah Valley Project Part 1 

Chris Bachmann, 25x'25 Shenandoah Valley Project Part 2 Chris Bachmann, 25x'25 Shenandoah Valley Project Part 2 

Incentives and Policy

Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at http://www.dsireusa.org

Where to Find Biofuels Pumps

E85 pumps in VA:
http://www.vacleancities.org/cleaner-transportation/ethanol/e85-station-locator/

Biodiesel pumps in VA:
http://www.biodiesel.org/buyingbiodiesel/retailfuelingsites/showstate.asp?st=va

How to Sign Up for Green Power

Buy Wind, Landfill gas, Hydro power: http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower

Install Wind power:
http://www.awea.org/smallwind/virginia_sw.html

Install Solar Power:
To find a Solar Professional in your area to design, engineer, install or service a solar system, visit this website: http://www.findsolar.com/index.php?page=findacontractor

Other Resources

SunGrant Initiative - Virginia Biomass and Bioenergy Overview SunGrant Initiative – Virginia Biomass and Bioenergy Overview 

va_25x25_economic_impacts.pdf 25x'25 Economic Impacts in Virginia

va_safer_sbr_data.pdf SAFER Alliance Southern Bioenergy Roadmap Data

va_energy_plan_released_publicly.pdf Virginia Energy Plan Released Publicly

ee_report_va.pdf ACEEE Report – Energy Efficiency in Virginia

gov_kaine_renew_va_initiative_dec_2008.pdf Gov. Kaine Announce Renew Virginia Initiative

gov_kaine_renew_va_initiative_dec_2008.pdf E85 Station Locator

Renewable Energy News and Links:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/state_specific_information.cfm/state=VA

Alternative Energy Resources:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/alternatives/resources_va.cfm

Conserv 

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