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Posted at 5:00 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Environmentalists want McDonnell to power mansion with renewable energy

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

Environmentalists brought Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) an early Christmas present Wednesday -- and they brought it right to his front door at the Executive Mansion.

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which asked the governor to power his home with renewable energy, chipped in $400 for renewable energy credits.

Maureen Riley Matsen, the governor's senior adviser on energy, was on hand to accept an oversized certificate in honor of the purchase.

The group is calling on McDonnell to power the mansion with renewable electricity for the rest of his term and supporting a renewable portfolio standard to show that he is serious about bringing offshore wind to the state.

"It's time for Governor McDonnell to take concrete action to bring offshore wind to Virginia," the group's executive director Mike Tidwell said. "Governor McDonnell claims to support an 'all-of-the-above' energy plan, but he seems more interested in complaining about the federal government's drilling ban than taking positive steps towards harnessing the clean, offshore power that is available -- wind."

No word on whether the First Lady Maureen McDonnell was home. We haven't heard back from her office, but we can assume some of the staff was at the Executive Mansion.

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By Anita Kumar  | December 15, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
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