Sunday, November 30, 2008

Virginia, Front of Alternative Energy Research

By Rex Bowman
Richmond Times Dispatch

Published: November 30, 2008

Where tobacco once formed the foundation of the economies in Southside and parts of Southwest Virginia, the cash crop of the future could turn out to be energy research.

Using $32 million wrung from tobacco companies a decade ago, the communities of Lynchburg, Danville, South Boston and Abingdon are preparing to build four energy-research centers where scientists from Virginia Tech, other institutions and private businesses could work to find solutions to the nation's, and world's, energy problems.

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The Valley Progressive said...

If VA really wants to be on the forefront of alternative fuels and energy source development, then the General Assembly needs to enact incentives/rebates for consumers and producers like many other states offer.

Rockdem said...

Couldn't agree more VP, but with the current majority in the House of Delegates no such legislation has much chance of making it out of committee. And we can't know who supports and opposes at the committee level because the majority party in the House doesn't want the vote recorded...