Energy conservation and renewable energy technologies are important to Virginia's environmental and economic health as well as to the health of Virginians. Conventional energy produced from the burning of fossil fuels results in pollutants being emitted to the air. These emissions can be health hazards and contribute to the deposition of pollutants on land and in water.
Conservation and the promotion of cleaner renewable energy technologies can reduce the environmental impact of Virginia's energy needs and help reduce dependence on fuels from foreign countries. For these reasons, the Department of Environmental Quality's Office of Pollution Prevention is committed to promoting energy conservation and renewable energy technologies.
Virginia Energy Plan 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.
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy information on grants, energy projects and energy conservation in the state
Energy Resource Guide for Virginia from Virginia Tech
Executive Order No. 19 Conservation and Efficiency in the Operation of State Government