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  • 24 May 2013

    After Virginia’s U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine this week introduced a bill that should open up Virginia’s coastline to offshore oil drilling, the state’s environmental group Environment Virginia has responded negatively. Elizabeth Ouzts, Environment Virginia’s Regional Director, in a statement said that the move could be environmentally end economically hazardous, adding she was disappointed to see the senators […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Days before the March 19 deadline for proposals to develop wind power in the ocean off Virginia’s coast, environmental leaders gathered in front of Dominion Virginia Power headquarters to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 Virginians in support of the electric utility’s hastened development of offshore wind power. Following the Interior Department’s recent […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the 6th Annual Conference of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, at the College of William & Mary Law School last week, Governor Ralph Northam signed a sweeping executive order to bolster Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and natural hazards.  The Executive Order, broad in scope and objectives, is among the most comprehensive actions […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Environment, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Virginia’s unique infrastructure and geographical advantages are key to developing 2GW of offshore wind by 2028 and turning the Commonwealth into a national leader in the growing US offshore wind industry during the next decade, according to a new report released by BVG Associates.

  • 6 April 2011

      Yesterday, Representatives Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the “Virginia Access to Energy Act”. This important legislation allows for the exploration of natural gas and crude oil in Virginia’s waters of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The legislation requires the Department of Interior to proceed with the Virginia lease sale no later than one year after passage […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has selected BVG Associates to help develop strategies to strengthen Virginia’s position in attracting the offshore wind supply chain and service industry to the Commonwealth.

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam yesterday announced the Commonwealth of Virginia sought and received authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the Commonwealth’s partnership with the agency through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program in perpetuity. Through a “transmittal letter,” Governor Northam replaces the need for Executive Orders that each new governor […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital

    On June 28, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) to pave the way for developing Virginia’s coastal energy. The House also passed an amendment by Rigell to move forward seismic testing in the Atlantic. The bill now goes to […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Equipment

    Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe has sent a letter to the Trump administration asking that Virginia be excluded from the U.S. 2019-2024 offshore oil and gas leasing plan. While McAuliffe doesn’t seem to be against the oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic, it’s the revenue sharing plan, or the lack of it, that bothers […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.

  • 13 May 2011

    The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the companies who made the sixteenth annual “Fantastic 50” list of 50 of the fastest growing companies in the state. The winning companies were saluted at the annual awards banquet held April 28 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. VSD, LLC (VSD) was among the […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Authorities & Government

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the development of 2,000MW of offshore wind capacity by 2028.

  • 21 August 2017

    Miles Morin, executive director of the Virginia Petroleum Council, a division of American Petroleum Institute, a body representing U.S. oil and natural gas industry, said that the potential exclusion of Virginia from the U.S. offshore drilling plans would be a shortsighted move. To remind, Virginia’s Governor McAuliffe last week said it had sent a letter […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Virginia’s Wider, Deeper, Safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with this week’s approval by the President of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. “The project’s inclusion in the bill clears the path for The Port of Virginia to become the […]

  • 7 January 2016

    The Virginia Port Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cuban National Port Authority to evaluate commercial opportunities between the Port of Virginia and Cuba’s newly opened Port of Mariel Special Development Project.  The MOU establishes a platform for cooperation and information sharing aimed at developing links between Cuba and Virginia to […]

  • 21 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Senator Jim Webb today called for the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to incorporate his Virginia Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Energy Production Act in pending offshore energy legislation this week. “Outer Continental Shelf production has strong support among Virginians and their political leadership,” Senator Webb wrote the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member. “I look forward […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam yesterday kicked off a new phase of Virginia’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. “The Commonwealth has made great strides in reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to the Chesapeake Bay, reaching our goal of reducing nutrient pollution by 60% by 2017. As a result, the Bay is […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the Port of Virginia to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment.

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Regulation & policy

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Clean Economy Act which requires at least 5.2 GW of offshore wind power to be developed in this U.S. state by 2034. The Virginia General Assembly passed this House Bill 1526 and Senate Bill 851 Clean Economy Act in March. The act provides that 5.2 GW of offshore wind generation is […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital

    Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) introduced the Virginia Jobs and Energy Act (H.R. 1782) on Friday to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast of Virginia for energy development. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Virginia Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-1), Robert Hurt (VA-5), and Morgan Griffith (VA-9). Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s U.S. Senators, […]

  • 23 May 2013

    Virginia’s U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) yesterday introduced The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The bill would provide an alternative to the Administration’s proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas leasing […]