The Cleantech Open Southeast named three regional finalists at the 3rd Annual Cleantech Open Southeast Regional Innovation Summit and Gala in Alexandria, Virginia. The three finalists were selected from the 21 participants that entered this year’s regional accelerator program. Atlanta-based, DPG Energy, received both finalist and sustainability awards. Mississippi based NG1 Tech and Washington, D.C. based BitGrid, Inc. received finalists awards.
New E2 poll: Majority of Virginia's small business owners support carbon pollution limits, addressing climate change
Business owners give state leaders, Gov. McAuliffe low ratings for making Va. competitive in growing clean energy economy, protecting environment
As world leaders meet this week to address climate change and 400,000 people march in the streets in New York City, a new survey shows that Virginia's small business owners support state action to cut carbon pollution and believe that doing so will help Virginia's economy.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declares October 2014 as "planting month"
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA), the state trade association for garden centers, nursery growers, landscape designers, installation and maintenance contractors, greenhouses and horticultural suppliers joins other organizations to celebrate October as "Fall is for Planting Month."
Survey Shows Manufacturers Used Over 2 Billion Pounds of Recycled Materials in the Production of Fiber Glass and Slag Wool Insulation
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products in 2013. The survey includes data from both U.S. and Canadian manufacturing facilities.
- 240 solar panels to be installed at Virginia Union University
- Demonstration site provides educational opportunity
- Additional projects on the horizon as Dominion adds up to 30 megawatts of solar power under its Solar Partnership Program
Dominion Virginia Power continues to add megawatts to its Solar Partnership Program by installing 240 photovoltaic panels on the rooftop of Virginia Union University's Thomas H. Henderson Center. The system will be capable of generating about 70 kilowatts of electricity – enough to power nearly 18 homes. The Henderson Center serves as the central hub for student activities at the university.
Voucher program provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables for 5,000 children and families in five counties
In West Virginia, one in five children does not have reliable access to sufficient food – especially healthy food – due to limited financial resources, lack of transportation and other factors. But CSX and The Conservation Fund are working to improve food security in these at-risk communities through a program that provides increased access and funding for healthy foods for hundreds of children and families living below the poverty line in five of the state's lowest income counties: Calhoun, McDowell, Mingo, Roane and Wirt.