Dominion's carbon intensity drops by 28%

Dominion Resources, Inc. announced on Thursday that its carbon intensity rating fell 28 percentage points between 2008 and 2014.

The rating measures the amount of carbon emissions per unit of electricity generated in the company's fleet.

Dominion's Citizenship & Sustainability Report (CSR) also said that the company's carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and methane emissions fell by approximately 37 percent over the same period. The report details the company's progress and performance in areas relating to economics, social and environmental areas.

"Behind these and many other accomplishments is a diverse, dedicated group of Dominion employees," Thomas Farrell II, president and CEO of Dominion, said. "Their commitment to operate responsibly is rooted in our core values – safety, ethics, excellence and teamwork. These guiding principles help focus our efforts to address the company's many challenges and to strive for sustainable outcomes in all areas of our business."

The company produced more than 200 megawatts of solar power at facilities in Tennessee and California, which contributed to approximately 24,600 megawatts of electricity produced across all its generation facilities, according to the report.

The report also stated that the company donated more than $18 million toward charities and non-profit organizations. It also hired 111 military veterans through its "Troops to Energy Jobs" program.

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