Sen. Warner issued the following statement on today’s successful auction of 113,000 acres off Virginia’s coast for the development of a wind farm that could power more than 700,000 homes. It is the second time the federal government has offered leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf.
“Today’s auction represents an important milestone in the development of Virginia’s renewable energy industry. It not only helps make Virginia a leader in energy diversity and efficiency, it also provides an opportunity to create the jobs and the supply chain needed to support an offshore energy infrastructure. This project serves as a model for future offshore auctions and wind farm projects all over the U.S.”