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Brett Vassey column: Revolutionizing ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’

Brett Vassey column: Revolutionizing ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ In the wake of China’s decision two years ago to stop collecting recyclable materials such as plastic from the United States, the impact has been profound. Recyclers across the commonwealth are financially stressed, and many localities are having difficulty effectively managing their curbside recycling programs. Now, faced with […]

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Dominion proposes $6/month decrease in residential power bills

Dominion proposes $6/month decrease in residential power bills Announcement comes after House passes legislation to save Dominion customers $10/month. by Kate Andrews for Virginia Business Dominion Energy Inc. announced Friday a proposed $6/month decrease in customers’ residential electric bills starting in May, pending approval from the State Corporation Commission. The announcement comes after the House […]

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PRESS: VMA Announces Support for Bipartisan Fair Energy Bills Act (HB1132)

VMA Announces Support for Bipartisan Fair Energy Bills Act (HB1132) Richmond, VA — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) Board of Directors voted to support the Fair Energy Bills Act (HB1132). Delegate Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) and Delegate Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) introduced the Fair Energy Bills Act (FEBA) to protect consumers from rising energy costs. View the […]

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How will legislation on HB 533 affect Central Virginia?

How will legislation on HB 533 affect Central Virginia? Bretty Vassey, President & CEO of the Virginia Manufacturers Association, discusses HB 533, a General Assembly bill banning plastic bags. Listen here >>> WLNI 105.9 FM

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Virginia emerges as South’s progressive leader under Dems

Virginia emerges as South’s progressive leader under Dems Alan Suderman & Sarah Rankin | Full Article >>> Fox13 Memphis RICHMOND, Va. – (AP) – In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region’s progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. Lawmakers […]

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Lab turns trash into valuable graphine in a flash

Lab turns trash into valuable graphine in a flash “Green” process promises pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials. That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of concrete and other building materials. While you’re at it, toss in those plastic empties. A […]

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Talks Workforce Development at STIHL Manufacturing Facility

U.S. Secretary of Labor Talks Workforce Development at STIHL Manufacturing Facility The tour focused on the labor gap, apprenticeships and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). STIHL Inc. hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, the Hampton Roads Chamber and local business leaders for a roundtable discussion highlighting workforce development and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). […]

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Natural Gas: Why US Leads World in Cutting Emissions

Natural Gas: Why US Leads World in Cutting Emissions By David Holt | Newsmax Finance   For some activist groups, natural gas has become the latest in a long line of villains blamed for impeding efforts to reduce emissions. The tragic part is, they’ve got it completely backwards and their efforts would only roll back […]

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Goodwill Partnership Provides Training and Certification for Careers in Manufacturing

Goodwill Partnership Provides Training and Certification for Careers in Manufacturing Provided by Community College Workforce Alliance Answering the call from industry and now in its third cohort of a Cameron Foundation-funded program, Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia collaborating with CCWA, provides an eight-week manufacturing technician training course for individuals who want a career with […]

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Don’t turn Virginia into California

Don’t turn Virginia into California By: F. Vincent Vernuccio | Washington Post F. Vincent Vernuccio is a senior fellow at Virginia Works. Virginia could soon have one of the United States’ most expansive public-sector union systems, rivaling union-dominated states such as Connecticut, Illinois, New York and California. The big state news in 2020 so far […]