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Environmental groups are upset that renewable energy sources like offshore wind are getting short shrift at Governor Bob McDonnell's second energy conference.
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Environmental groups are upset that renewable energy sources like offshore wind are getting short shrift at Governor Bob McDonnell's second energy conference.

Opening speakers at Gov. Bob McDonnell's second energy conference say the United States needs a national energy policy, but environmental groups say they're giving short shrift to renewable energy. 

Several speakers at the governor's conference, including the heads of Dominion Resources and shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls, argued the country needed more national leadership on energy. Thomas Farrell, CEO of Dominion said the energy company was committed to renewable energy sources, but he said wind and solar power can't replace fossil fuels in meeting all of the electricity needs of American consumers.

Environmental groups say the governor's conference is paying lipservice to renewable energy, pointing out that out of 22 sessions only three are focused on renewables. The conference activities wrap up in Richmond on Thursday.

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