Hampton Roads Chamber, Senator, and Military Eye the Clean Energy Opportunity

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Hampton Roads Chamber, Senator, and Military Eye the Clean Energy Opportunity
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At a recent event held at the Chamber in Hampton Roads—the east coast epicenter of military activity—Sen. Frank Wagner spoke directly about the urgent need for Virginia to seize the economic development opportunities in clean energy:

“If Virginia acts quickly, and puts the right policies into place, we can take a leadership role in the development of clean energy technologies,” Sen. Wagner said. “If we don’t, we will either be left behind, or will end up with enormous utility rates.”

The Hampton Roads Chamber, which has 2,500 member businesses, hosted Sen. Wagner and Dr. Leo Goff, a retired Navy Captain and national security expert, to brief businesses on:

  • How economic and national security interests are driving the U.S. Military to make significant investments in clean energy, and
  • How member businesses and the local workforce are positioned to take advantage of the job growth and investment opportunities in clean energy.


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    (Pictured: Ira Agricola, Executive VP, Government Affairs, Hampton Roads Chamber; Ryan Hodum, Chambers for Innovation & Clean Energy; Dr. Leo Goff, CNA; Sen. Frank Wagner (R-07)
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