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Dominion Virginia Power Adds First Solar Demonstration Site in Central Virginia

- 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.

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CSX And The Conservation Fund Improve Access To Healthy Food For Youth In West Virginia

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.

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HVACR Industry Announces Bold Refrigerant R&D Plan

$5B committed for new refrigerants and equipment to aid environment

At a White House event, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute President and CEO Stephen Yurek announced that the nation’s heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry will invest $5 billion in research and development funds over the next decade to develop the next generation of refrigerants and the air conditioning and refrigeration equipment in which they will be used.  The event, sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, highlighted the positive work by the private sector in developing alternatives to high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.

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St. Louis Rams Move the Chains on Responsibly-Sourced Meat

Sportservice partners with former Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon's Shire Gate Farm to serve the most sustainable, high-welfare hot dogs and burgers at Edward Jones Dome, MO

This season, football fans at the 64,000-capacity Edward Jones Dome, home to the St. Louis Rams, will enjoy the first ever high-welfare, sustainable hot dogs and burgers served by stadium concessions, thanks to the pioneering work of Delaware North Companies Sportservice and AWA-certified Shire Gate Farm

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Half Of Dominion's Electric Output In 2013 Generated From Carbon-free Sources, New Report Says

In an online report released, Dominion (NYSE: D) says that 50 percent of the electricity it produced from its fleet of power stations in 2013 came from carbon-free nuclear and renewable energy. In addition, the company's generation fleet saw a 24 percent reduction in carbon intensity – the carbon emissions rate per unit of electric output – from 2009 to 2013.

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Dominion Gives Half A Million Dollars In Grants Supporting Environmental Initiatives Across Virginia

Chesapeake Bay Exploration Lab, Chestnut Trail expansion, Lower Appomattox kayak launch, City Schoolyard's urban garden, and other initiatives lead the charge for connecting communities to nature

A variety of organizations will receive funding for projects that protect the environment and educate the public

Thirty-three organizations will share $500,000 in support of environmental stewardship initiatives, thanks to the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.

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