VA governor announces Environmental Excellence Award winners

RICHMOND, VA. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the winners of the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington.

The awards recognize successful and innovative projects in the categories of sustainability program, environmental project, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia

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Virginia’s Largest Solar Power Installation

Dominion Virginia Power to install Virginia’s largest solar installation to date at Philip Morris USA 18. March 2015 | By: Dominion

Nearly 8,000 solar panels being installed at Philip Morris’ Park 500 facility in Chester, Va. Strategic location provides co-educational opportunity to demonstrate industrial environmental sustainability . Installations already completed at various commercial and educational

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Georgia Biomass Project

Procter & Gamble and Constellation — a leading retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services — announced Thursday the development of an up to 50-megawatt biomass plant that will help run one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. The plant will significantly increase P&G’s use of renewable energy, helping move the company

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2015 Sustainable Energy Factbook

Now available, the 2015 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries — energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas — that are contributing to the country’s move towards

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Tennessee Launches 2 Energy Programs

Two significant, statewide energy programs—the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative and the Qualified Energy Conversation Bond Program—launched Monday during a Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) event in Jackson, Tn. Both programs are designed to help Tennessee organizations of all types become more energy efficient and increase the use of renewable energy to improve

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Washington, D.C.’s Union Station Now Powered by 100 Percent Wind Energy Provided by Washington Gas Energy Services

Historic Landmark Increases Environmental Commitment

WASHINGTON & HERNDON, Va. — Strengthening its dedication to environmental sustainability, Union Station in Washington, D.C., has signed a three-year contract for 100 percent WGES CleanSteps® WindPower from Herndon-based Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES). One of the nation’s premier, historic transportation hubs, Union Station previously used 50 percent WGES CleanSteps®

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MESS (Kentucky) looks toward sustainability fee

The Murray Environmental Student Society is working to implement a $1 to $15 green fee that will be added on to student tuition and will help fund future sustainable projects on campus, but the fee will only come to fruition if there is adequate student support.

While there is no definite timeline yet, Caleb Johnson,

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Net Zero Schools in Kentucky: Models for the Future Come from Surprising Places

From Forbes, Dec. 10, 2012, Peter Kelly-Detwiler:

This week, I asked a close friend to guess which state boasted the nation’s first net zero public elementary school. “California?” he ventured. “Vermont?” “Massachusetts?” No, no, and no. How about Kentucky, the nation’s third largest coal producer, with $5 bn in annual coal revenues and the nation’s

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Green Energy Company Viridian to Launch Washington, D.C. and Delaware Markets

Viridian Energy, a leading provider of affordable, green energy, today announced it will launch its newest markets, Washington, D.C. and Delaware. For the past several months, Viridian Energy has conducted a series of pre-launch training and sustainability events in the area, gaining momentum and preparing for the launch of service. By expanding into Washington, D.C.

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Conn Center establishes $50,000 prize for renewable energy

The University of Louisville will present a new $50,000 award — the Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy — to recognize outstanding energy ideas or achievements that have shown or likely will have global impact. The award is intended to spotlight wide-ranging research related to the science, technology, engineering and commercialization of renewable energy

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