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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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Dominion Virginia Power to Install Northern Virginia's Largest Solar Energy Project to Date at Prologis Concorde Distribution Center

More than 3,000 solar panels to be located atop two buildings at Sterling, Va. site
Project will produce enough energy to power nearly 200 homes
Dominion will operate up to 30 megawatts of solar power under partnership program

Dominion Virginia Power will install more than 3,000 solar panels capable of generating more than 800 kilowatts of electricity – enough to power nearly 200 homes – at the Prologis Concorde Distribution Center in Sterling, Va. The panels will be installed on the rooftops of two adjacent buildings on its campus and will cover nearly 102,000 square feet.

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William McDonough Appointed by World Economic Forum to Chair Meta-Council on the Circular Economy

The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum's multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As stated in the charge to McDonough: "The Meta-Council on the Circular Economy, which will be comprised of members from other Global Agenda Councils and have its own mandate and outputs, will focus on the redesign of policy ecosystems needed to allow systems-level change and widespread adoption of circular models—in developed, emerging and developing regions."

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