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Subject:  Re: Manchin is destroying West Virginia? Date:  10/26/2021  3:10 AM
Author:  jaagu Number:  93703 of 94795

Jaak: "Virginia has less mountains to capture the wind."

t: "Mountains in VA are even taller than in WV."


One tall mountain does not make VA more mountainous WV. I have seen these mountains. I have lived in Pittsburgh and Maryland. I often visited these mountains. I say the Allegheny Mountains of WV cover a larger area than the Cumberland Mountains in the SW corner of VA.

EIA confirms that the mountains in VA offer limited wind energy potential:

Virginia has large areas with wind energy potential off its Atlantic coast and in the Chesapeake Bay, but onshore resources are limited and there is no utility-scale wind electricity generation in the state. A demonstration project, Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, 27 miles off Virginia Beach, has two 6-megawatt turbines that are the first wind turbines installed in federal waters.

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