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2010 Virginia Energy Plan

Map of Virginia from the Energy Information AdministrationThe Virginia General Assembly established state energy policy and directed the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to update the Virginia Energy Plan by July 1, 2010.  This legislation is found in Chapters 1 and 2 of Title 67 (§§ 67-100 through 67-203) of the Code of Virginia. 

The 2010 Virginia Energy Plan assesses the state’s energy picture through an examination of the state’s primary energy sources: electricity, coal, nuclear, natural gas, renewables, and petroleum.  The plan recommends actions to meet several key goals:

  1. Grow both traditional and alternative energy production, jobs and investment.
  2. Increase the use of conservation and efficiency.
  3. Expand public education about Virginia’s energy production and consumption, its effect on our economy, and how Virginians can use energy more efficiently.
  4. Maximize the investment in clean energy research and development through the work of the Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation.

Virginia’s energy environment is complex and dynamic. This will require that the Virginia Energy Plan be revised periodically in order to stay on target meeting the Governor's energy goals.

Please send any comments regarding the Virginia Energy Plan here.