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2011-08-15 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine major power generation and environmental protection projects recently completed, under way or planned for the near future by Dominion Virginia Power will produce more than $3.3 billion in economic benefits for the commonwealth by 2015, a study of the projects' economic impact reports. "These projects are economic engines and are some of the most significant construction efforts in our history to meet the present and future energy needs...

2011-07-13 16:08:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP), one of the largest distributors of propane, recognized today the decision by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to begin a shift of that state's approximately 10,000 vehicles to various alternative fuels that include propane autogas. Ferrellgas representatives were on hand yesterday with a ROUSH liquid propane injection Ford E-350 van when Gov. McDonnell signed an executive order at the Virginia Office of...

2011-04-01 07:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), is planning to convert three Virginia power stations from using coal to biomass, a renewable energy source. The conversions would provide environmental and customer benefits and generate up to $350 million for their local economies over the next 30 years. The power stations in Altavista, Hopewell and Southampton County are identical and went into operation in 1992. If the...

2011-03-31 09:43:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), is initiating a study of what it would take to build a high-voltage underwater transmission line from Virginia Beach into the Atlantic Ocean to support potentially multiple offshore wind farms. Dominion sees this as the first of many steps with the ultimate goal being the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the transmission line necessary to make the offshore wind...

2011-03-22 08:00:00

DULLES, Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will formally dedicate new offices for its Herndon, Va.-based Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 29 featuring remarks by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. In his address, McDonnell will highlight how the technology sector is contributing to Virginia's job growth and economic prosperity. Other scheduled speakers include Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia...

2010-11-04 16:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) applaud Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell for initiating a new pilot program to provide additional truck parking along the Commonwealth's interstates. For a "minimal cost to the Commonwealth," the program will use undeveloped properties owned by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as truck-only rest areas, McDonnell announced today. (Logo:...

2010-09-09 18:23:00

MIDLAND, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson said their tour of the National Network of Digital Schools and charter schools in Midland will help Virginia catch up to other states in the creation of charter and cyber charter schools. "We have a long way to go. We're far behind you," McDonnell told teachers as he toured offices of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland. The online teachers, who were...


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