Dear Commonwealth of Virginia,
I support onshore wind development in the Commonwealth and urge its inclusion in the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan.
Virginia has an opportunity to be a national renewable energy leader, and onshore wind energy is an integral part of the plan. In addition to providing clean energy, onshore wind development creates jobs and provides steady, long-term revenue to local counties.
Southwest Virginia stands to greatly benefit from these investments in particular—especially in communities that are experiencing downward economic pressures. Onshore wind resources will provide a huge financial boost that can help fund schools, roadways, emergency services, and other public amenities.
As a native of Wythe County and someone who has worked on the Rocky Forge project since its inception, I fully support the premise that the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan should recognize the Commonwealth’s unique regional strengths and opportunities and develop a plan that benefits all Virginians.
For these reasons, the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan must provide a strategic vision that includes onshore wind development. Thank you for your consideration.
134 Carlton Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902