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8/23/18  4:36 pm
Commenter: Hank Seltzer

2018 Virginia Energy Plan Comment

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.

Hank Seltzer
134 Carlton Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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