Alternative Energy in Virginia

January 2008
Virginia's Heritage & Environment;2008, p179
The article presents information related to alternative energy in Virginia. It is stated that making use of alternative sources of energy can reduce Virginia's dependence on fossil fuels and decrease pollution. Virginia has many renewable resources that may be used for biodiesel. The state also has an abundant wind supply that is powerful enough to generate much of the electricity needed for utilities throughout the state.


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