Archives: ‘EcoNews’

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order 36, Creating Virginia’s First Green Community Program

December 10th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 36, authorizing the creation of Virginia’s first Green Community Program to provide localities and the private sector with a low-cost financing tool to implement energy conservation projects in their communities and businesses. Using the Commonwealth’s allocation of federal Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs), local governments and private businesses will be able to tap into low-interest rate bonds to finance conservation projects such as energy efficiency, energy performance contracting, alternative fuels measures, renewable generation, and environmental conservation measures. In addition, EO36 re-allocates a portion of the QECBs directly to qualifying localities for use on energy conservation projects.

EPA Proposes New Standards To Reduce Unsafe Levels Of Ozone, Lung Association Calls For Greater Protection

November 28th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews]

Laura Kate Bender, of the American Lung Association in Virginia, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to strengthen the current ozone pollution limits to a more protective level.

Waste And Recycling Hauler Educates Local At-Risk Kids

November 25th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

American Disposal Services Partners with Community Lodgings to Educate At Risk Children

Virginia Submits Comments On EPA’s Clean Power Plan

November 14th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today following the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s submission of comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan

Reducing Carbon Emissions

November 13th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews]

Since the Environmental Protection Agency first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have already submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants, including 210,825 public comments submitted from Virginians.

Alexandria Renew CEO’s Essay Featured In New Book On Today’s Most Pressing Water Issues

November 10th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

Alexandria Renew Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Karen Pallansch is one of a select group of water industry executives who contributed to a recently published book, The Value of Water: A Compendium of Essays by Bright CEOs.

Four Mile Run Park Crowd-Funding Reaches Milestone

November 3rd, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

The City of Alexandria has achieved success in its partnership with Citizinvestor – a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for local government projects – empowering citizens to invest in their community.

New Strategic Plan Will Ensure A Bright Future For The Appalachian Trail

October 30th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Non-Profits]

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced a five-year Strategic Plan that will advance the health and long-term management of the Appalachian Trail.

City Of Alexandria’s Leaf Collection Program Starts Oct. 27

October 17th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Other News]

The City’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services, Resource Recovery Division will begin leaf collection services on Monday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 3.

Governor McAuliffe Formally Unveils 2014 Virginia Energy Plan

October 14th, 2014 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at an event co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. The Governor laid out his strategic vision for energy policy in Virginia in front of a mixture of members of the business and conservation communities.