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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.


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


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.


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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