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Dominion Proposing Solar Power Incentive

Posted: 05/18/2012 - Dominion Virginia Power is proposing an incentive to encourage customers to install solar panels and sell the electricity to company.

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Residents Asked to Take Clean Commute Pledge

Updated: 05/04/2012 - In an effort to go green and save money, the City of Charlottesville is asking residents to commit one day this spring to walk, bike or ride the bus to work.

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City Challenges 250 Homeowners to Cut Energy Costs

Updated: 04/26/2012 - Thursday was the first day of the Energize! 250 Challenge. For the rest of the year, city officials hope to convince 250 homeowners to take action to reach a ten percent overall gain in energy savings.

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Meadow Creek Restoration Project Ready for Launch

Posted: 04/20/2012 - The Nature Conservancy and the City of Charlottesville will restore nearly two miles of Meadow Creek stretching from Hydraulic Road through Greenbrier Park, beginning later this spring.

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Dominion Interested in Land Off Va. Coast for Wind Energy

Posted: 03/20/2012 - Dominion Virginia Power is telling the federal government that it's interested in leasing areas off the coast of Virginia to develop wind energy. The government is making 113,000 acres available about 24 miles off the Virginia coast.

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Albemarle Students Test Commercial Composting

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Students at Sutherland Middle School in Albemarle County are the first to take part in a new commercial composting program designed to limit landfill use and reduce trash removal costs.

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Citizens Ask for Protection of Local Waterways

Updated: 01/12/2012 - The citizen-based environmental advocacy organization Environment Virginia is asking President Barack Obama to protect local seasonal waterways under the Clean Water Act.

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Local School Shows Off Renewable Energy Resource Center

Posted: 12/16/2011 - There was some excitement at Henley Middle School Friday afternoon, not for the looming Christmas break, but for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the renewable energy resource center at the Albemarle County school.

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Local Pee Wee Cheerleaders Prepare for National Competition

Posted: 11/30/2011 - Two local pee wee cheerleading squads will compete in a national competition at Disneyworld next week. The Pee Wee Jets of Greene County and Junior Pee Wee Steelers of Albemarle County, each in their first year of existence, advanced through district and regional competition to make the national finals.

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Local Schools Win Top Honors in Green Challenge

Updated: 11/17/2011 - Nine school divisions, including two in Central Virginia, received top awards in the 2011 VSBA Green Schools Challenge. Charlottesville City Schools placed first among school divisions with student populations under 5,000.

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LED Lights Going in at Albemarle County Office Building

Updated: 11/09/2011 - Over the next two weeks, the parking lots at the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road will be getting an energy efficiency retrofit as the lot’s 48 metal halide lights are being replaced with LED models.

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Local Contractors Receive Inaugural LEAP Awards

Posted: 11/04/2011 - A handful of local contractors have been crowned the best-of-the-best by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) for their efforts to bring Central Virginia homeowners health, comfort and cost savings through home energy efficiency.

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Albemarle County Gets Gold in Green Challenge

Updated: 10/31/2011 - Albemarle County once again took home the gold when it comes to going green. For the second year in a row the county has been awarded the gold level certification in the "Go Green Virginia Challenge".

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Tour des Trees Stops by Monticello

Updated: 10/05/2011 - Cyclists from the 2011 STIHL Tour des Trees made stops at Columbia Elementary in Palmyra and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Albemarle County on Wednesday to plant and dedicate trees.

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Local Businesses Earn Points in Green Challenge

Updated: 08/31/2011 - Nearly 60 Charlottesville-area businesses are competing against each other to be more sustainable and more energy efficient. Wednesday, members of the Better Business Challenge team issued points to participating businesses.

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LEAP Welcomes AmeriCorps Team to Help Local Homeowners

Updated: 08/08/2011 - Monday, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) welcomed members of AmeriCorps to the area. The team of 12 will be engaged in neighborhood and community outreach in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Contest Offers Local Homeowners $10,000 Energy Makeover

Updated: 07/18/2011 - If high power bills, stink bugs, or mold are causing you problems, you could win a home makeover through the PowerSaver Home Energy Makeover Contest. One grand prize winner will get a $10,000 home makeover.

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Charlottesville Businesses to Compete in Green Challenge

Posted: 06/15/2011 - The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) has challenged Charlottesville businesses to "Go Green". Groups will compete in a year-long sustainability competition, complete with a points system and awards.

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