Funds will help communities that have historically relied on the coal economy adapt to the changing energy landscape
Aug 24 2016
Sens. Warner and Kaine announced that ARC has awarded nearly $3 million to Southwest Virginia to create and train workers for jobs in new sectors of the region’s economy.
Mar 15 2016
Sen. Warner released the following statement today on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s decision not to allow energy exploration in the Atlantic Ocean in its 2017-2022 offshore leasing plan.
Sen. Warner indicated he would have supported lifting the oil export ban if it was part of a more comprehensive energy package.
New Administration standards would reduce power-plant carbon emissions
Aug 03 2015
“Today marks a major step forward in efforts to combat the effects of global climate change."
President Obama announced his intent today to nominate Dominguez to head the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
May 29 2015
“I have known Marie Therese for several years, and I fully support her nomination to be PHMSA Administrator."
A bipartisan group of Senators from the Southern Atlantic delegation – has introduced offshore energy legislation that allows mid- and South Atlantic coastal states – to share in the revenue from energy resources developed offshore, an arrangement similar to that of Gulf Coast states.
Bipartisan Southern Atlantic Coastal delegation calls for the same offshore drilling revenue sharing system as Gulf Coast states
Apr 07 2015
A bipartisan group of Senators comprising the Southern Atlantic delegation is pushing for offshore energy legislation that allows Atlantic coastal states to share in the revenue from energy resources developed offshore.
Today, Sens. Warner and Kaine along with 19 other Senators sent a letter calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to support robust investment for a Safe Transportation of Energy Products program.
Sen. Warner and Kaine Urge Timely Release of Long-Awaited Regulations for Trains Hauling Bakken Crude Oil
Derailment in WV last weekend followed 2014 accident in Lynchburg
Feb 20 2015
Sens. Warner and Kaine today urged federal regulators to move quickly to finalize and publish new safety regulations on oil trains.
“The President’s budget proposal alleviates the harmful impact of across-the-board sequester cuts, which hits the federal workforce and military and civilian defense workers across Virginia especially hard."
In Bipartisan Vote, Senate Approves Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline ~
Jan 29 2015
"Supporters and opponents of Keystone XL have at times overstated their claims, and I voted to move forward on Keystone XL because it is in America’s economic and national energy security interests."
Jan 28 2015
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark Warner (D-VA) welcomed Senate passage of their bipartisan amendment to the Keystone X.L. Pipeline bill to help make schools more energy efficient.
"This is a significant step in a multi-year process that should result in the safe, responsible development of energy resources off the Virginia and mid-Atlantic coasts."
“I was disappointed last week when Republican leaders abruptly backtracked on a promise to hold a full and open debate on the Keystone bill."
~ On Today’s EPA Announcement of Draft Regulations for Existing Power Plants ~
Jun 02 2014
These draft regulations on existing source carbon power plant emissions are complicated, consequential and far-reaching, and I am pleased the Administration wisely decided to accept our recommendation to double the comment period from 60 to 120 days.
~ Senators Urge Administration to Evaluate More Appropriate Ways to Regulate Emissions ~
May 22 2014
Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), with six Senate colleagues, expressed their deep concerns with and asked for a reassessment of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for carbon dioxide emissions from new affected fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units.
Wind Turbines to Connect to U.S. Electrical Grid by 2017
May 07 2014
"I'm proud to have been a supporter of offshore wind development in Virginia since the very beginning and I applaud Dominion and VOWTAP on receiving this competitive grant. I'm especially excited that this project brings in a lot of local partners, who have the opportunity to make Virginia a real leader in offshore wind and create high-skill jobs in the Commonwealth."
11 Democratic Senators Call For President to Put in Place Explicit Timeline for Keystone XL Decision
Heitkamp, Landrieu Lead Effort to Get Final Decision by May 31, 2014
Apr 10 2014
Senators Heitkamp and Landrieu, the Chair of the Senate Energy Committee, today led an effort by 11 Democratic Senators who called on the President to implement an explicit timeline for his Administration to decide on the Keystone XL Pipeline permit.
U.S. Sens. Warner & Hoeven Write President Obama, Urge Raising Energy Security Issues at Next Week's EU Summit
~ Also recommend expedited review of U.S. natural gas export applications ~
Mar 21 2014
Sens. Warner and Hoeven (R-ND) today urged President Obama to use next week’s U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels to propose a joint U.S.-E.U. initiative on energy security to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy influence on Ukraine and other European nations.
~ Propose Specific Ideas to Counter Vladimir Putin’s Energy Influence in Ukraine, Europe ~
Mar 18 2014
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, Sens. Warner and Hoeven (R-ND) today announced bipartisan proposals to expedite the U.S. Department of Energy’s review of applications to export U.S. natural gas.
~ Updated legislation creates jobs by promoting energy efficiency ~
Feb 27 2014
Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) renewed their bipartisan push for a national energy efficiency strategy today by reintroducing an updated version of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC).
Submitted as amendment to Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill
Sep 16 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has offered his State Energy Race to the Top Initiative as an amendment to The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen/Portman), which is being considered by the Senate this week.
This project serves as a model for future offshore auctions and wind farm projects all over the U.S
Senate proposal includes U.S. revenue sharing with Virginia
May 22 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today cosponsored the introduction of 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
"I was pleased the President began his speech with a strong call for a bipartisan grand bargain to continue to address our deficits and debt. A balanced plan that includes additional revenue, smarter spending cuts and responsible entitlement reform -- and avoids the self-inflcted wounds from sequester -- is a key component of any economic growth agenda."