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Dominion Green Power® Program Reaches 20,000 Customers

Support of the program since 2009 is equivalent to removing more than 95,000 cars from the road for a year

More than 20,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers now are signed up for the Dominion Green Power® program. These residential and business customers are supporting renewable energy produced in Virginia and the surrounding region to match some or all of their energy needs. This year also marks the 5thanniversary of the program.

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At its Largest Truck Plant, Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Vovlo Plant wins Energy Efficiency AwardBuilding on President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative and the Administration’s broader efforts to double energy productivity by 2030, the Department of Energy today recognized Volvo Group North America for its leadership in energy efficiency at the New River Valley assembly plant near Roanoke, Va. As a Better Buildings, Better Plants partner, the Volvo Group has already achieved 16 percent savings across its U.S. plants and continues working toward its goal of becoming 25 percent more energy efficient within ten years.

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Oceana Report on Bycatch Ignores Examples of Environmental Stewardship in Commercial Fishing

Oceana released a report and accompanying press release, Wasted Catch: Unsolved Bycatch Problems in U.S. Fisheries, which calls out nine U.S. fisheries for allegedly wasteful practices producing harmful levels of bycatch. But the report only tells half of the story. Bycatch remains one of the top concerns of US fisheries management from coast to coast, and several prominent fisheries, aided by contributions from concerned members of the industry, government officials, and conservation groups, have made great strides in reducing bycatch and creating more sustainable marine resources.

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Mesmerizing Sea Core Bubble Tubes Bring the Ocean to Life at Sea Pearl Restaurant

Accomplished glass artist Alison Sigethy installs ten distinct Sea Cores in time for New Year's Eve

 

Sea Pearl Restaurant and Lounge at Merrifield Town Center has a stunning new addition to its decor – ten new additions, to be precise. Glass artist Alison Sigethy (http://www.alisonsigethy.com/) was recently commissioned to create and install her remarkable Sea Core Bubble Tubes throughout the establishment. Working on a tight deadline, the artist had all of the Sea Cores in place prior to the restaurant's busy New Year's Evecelebration.

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"Free Range" and "Pasture Raised" Officially Defined By HFAC For Certified Humane® Label

Pasture Raised - 108 sq. ft / bird, outdoors year-round. (PRNewsFoto/Humane Farm Animal Care)Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announces new standards for products that are labeled Certified Humane® and either "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised."  There is currently no legal definition for "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised" in the United States, therefore these terms are often used on poultry packaging with no unilateral definitions for the consumer to trust.  HFAC's 28-member Scientific Committee has spent nearly two years reviewing all of the current research, which has resulted in new standards for the Certified Humane® label. 

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