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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 Nursery & Landscape Association Celebrates "Fall is for Planting Month"

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."


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.


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.


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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