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WV Governor’s Energy Summit Recap

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West Virginia is an energy state that embraces the worldwide shift towards a cleaner economy. The West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit had participation from people representing all aspects of fossil fuels, innovative technologies, and industry leadership. We were delightfully entertained by talks on hydrogen, carbon sequestration, and even geology. All of our prominent government leaders…

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October 2022 – West Virginia Policy Update

West Virginia BPA State Update - October 2022

BPA tracks the latest policy updates and legislative issues in many states across the nation. See the latest policy information for West Virginia as of October 2022. Disclaimer: Inclusion of any bills/regulations in this state policy update does not equate to BPA’s endorsement. The 2022 West Virginia Legislative session wrapped up on March 12 without…

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West Virginians for Energy Freedom Response to Proposed Energy Rate Increase

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Going directly into communities and listening is an essential part of growing energy efficiency activities in rural areas. Grassroots organizations like Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV) are valuable allies for state engagement. Check out the press coverage from their recent trip to Wheeling to teach energy efficiency in response to proposed energy rate increases: The…

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West Virginia Energy Efficiency Impact Grant

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This micro-grant program is a partnership between the Jackson County Development Authority and West Virginia Office of Energy to assist small businesses throughout the state in making energy efficiency upgrades to their business. Learn more and apply here › Program Overview: A one-time grant award of up to $3,000 for eligible businesses with no repayment…

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West Virginia BPA Update

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West Virginia BPA is an official affiliate of BPA. This powerful group of stakeholders has conducted three working group sessions after their initial roundtable meeting. These group sessions focused on workforce development, home performance, and weatherization assistance support. The State Office of Energy, weatherization assistance agencies, local utilities, community and technical colleges, and several others…

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Gov. Justice Announces Omnis Building Technologies to build Facility & Create Jobs in Bluefield, WV

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Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Omnis Building Technologies will build a $40 million, 150,000-square-foot facility in Bluefield to manufacture housing materials that will revolutionize the future of residential construction, creating 150-300 jobs in the process. “I would like to be the first to thank Omnis and welcome them to our great state with open…

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Low-Income Weatherization Program in WV Gets Funding Boost

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Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Omnis Building Technologies will build a $40 million, 150,000-square-foot facility in Bluefield to manufacture housing materials that will revolutionize the future of residential construction, creating 150-300 jobs in the process. “I would like to be the first to thank Omnis and welcome them to our great state with open…

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West Virginia Legislative Code Updates

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At an interim committee meeting last night the Fire Marshalls rules bundle containing the provisions for the movement of energy code from 2009 to 2015 was challenged with an amendment from Jeff Foster from Putnam County to move the air exchanges portion back to reference 2009. We do not need to reference 2009 IECC because…

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