Dominion Blog Offers Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas Designed With The Environment In Mind

Dec 16, 2008

December 16, 2008

RICHMOND, VA – Looking for last-minute holiday gifts designed to help save energy, money and the environment?

If so, look no further than Dominion Virginia Power’s energy conservation blog at

In one of the latest posts on how to use energy wisely, you will find more than a dozen ideas and links, ranging from information about a "smart" power strip that saves electricity to finding eco-friendly toys.

Other gift ideas on the Dominion blog include:

  • A subscription to a junk mail reduction service,
  • A glass water bottle to use instead of bottled water, and
  • Rechargeable batteries and CFL light bulbs.

The company’s energy conservation blog has been popular with customers as they search for efficient ways to use energy and suggest ideas that have worked well for them. One of the most-visited recent topics concerned the power consumption levels of different makes and sizes of flat-screen TVs. The EC blog also recently was recognized as on of the "Top 20 Green Business Blogs" by Green Eco Services:

Dominion lists new energy-saving tips on its Web site daily and has online energy audits and calculators to help consumers and businesses calculate how they can reduce energy use and save money. One of the latest calculators shows how much energy holiday lights use and how much can be saved by switching from conventional lights to the new LED holiday lights.

Other ways to save energy during the holidays and the cold days of winter are also discussed on the site. For more information on these and other energy saving topics, go to

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at

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David Botkins, (804) 771-6115,

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