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Virginia Offshore Wind Power: Not Just Tilting at Windmills

Offshore Atlantic wind farms have huge potential, according to a new analysis, and a Dominion project off Virginia Beach is among the furthest along. Comments from David Carr, general counsel, Southern Environmental Law Center; and Chelsea Harnish (HARN-ish), policy and campaigns manager, Virginia Conservation Network. 

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HPBA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed NSPS

Industry concerned that proposed standards will mean slow clean air progress

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) submitted its comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today in response to the Agency's proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters.

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Dominion Plans to Acquire Additional California Solar Project

Company now developing 159 megawatts of renewable solar in California

Dominion announced an agreement to acquire a 20-megawatt solar project from EDF Renewable Energy, one of North America's largest independent power producers and renewable energy project developers. The acquisition is expected to close later this year prior to the project commencing operations.

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Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center Helping to Clean Streams While Generating Electricity for Customers

Waste coal from old mining operations serves as fuel for power station
Station also ramping up use of renewable biomass as part of fuel source

Since beginning commercial operation in July 2012, Dominion Virginia Power's Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal, following through on a commitment to help clean environmental hot spots that dot the coalfields of Southwest Virginia.

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Roanoke Cement Lands Overall Environmental Excellence Award

The cement industry recognized Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) with top honors last week in the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards for Overall Environmental Excellence. The Portland Cement Association, the cement trade organization based in Washington, D.C., and Cement Americas, the leading trade publication in North and South America, sponsors the awards.

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Energy Efficiency through Insulation Key to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Homeowners, Industries and Governments All Play a Role

As the 44th anniversary of Earth Day approaches on April 22, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) reminds the public about the key role of fiber glass and mineral wool insulation in achieving greater energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "Buildings account for 40 percent of energy use worldwide," NAIMA Interim President and CEO Angus Crane said. "Reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are global priorities and among the easiest, most impactful ways to do that is ensuring all buildings are energy efficient. Properly insulating and air sealing buildings is critical to optimizing energy efficiency and reducing costs to building owners."

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