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The Nature Conservancy and supporters celebrate permanent protection of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve

9,000-acre preserve protects critical habitat and clean drinking water

Through the generous contributions of a number of private donors, The Nature Conservancy has secured the protection of its Warm Springs Mountain Preserve, which connects thousands of acres of conservation lands throughout western Virginia. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dan Ingalls Overlook, the Conservancy acknowledged the individuals and corporations that helped the organization realize one of its largest land purchases in Virginia.


Cleantech Open Southeast Recognizes Three Finalists for Innovation in Clean Energy

The Cleantech Open Southeast named three regional finalists at the 3rd Annual Cleantech Open Southeast Regional Innovation Summit and Gala in Alexandria, Virginia. The three finalists were selected from the 21 participants that entered this year’s regional accelerator program. Atlanta-based, DPG Energy, received both finalist and sustainability awards. Mississippi based NG1 Tech and Washington, D.C. based BitGrid, Inc. received finalists awards.


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.


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