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Don Beyer Volvo and Clean Currents to launch "Green Your Drive"

Contact: Bill Bronrott,  202-270-4415 
region program to offset vehicle carbon emissions with 100 percent clean  
renewable energy credits for every car sold at Don Beyer Volvo dealerships in  
Falls Church, Alexandria, Dulles and  Winchester. 
WHAT:            NEWS CONFERENCE to launch the new Don Beyer Volvo “Green 
Your Drive�??  collaborative program with Clean Currents, LLC.  For every car sold 
at its Falls Church, Alexandria,  Dulles and Winchester showrooms, Don Beyer 
Volvo will  purchase enough Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) through Clean 
Currents to offset  each vehicle’s estimated first year of carbon emissions.  The 
100 percent wind powered RECs will  offset nearly 15,000 pounds of carbon 
emissions per vehicle per year.  A Don Beyer Volvo customer will be able  to choose 
a “green upgrade�?? option to extend the purchase of RECs to continue  
offsetting their vehicle’s carbon emissions in years two through five. Don Beyer  
Volvo is one of the only wind powered auto dealerships in the DC  region. 
WHEN:           Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE:        Don Beyer  Volvo – 1231 West Broad  Street, Falls Church, 
WHO:              DON BEYER – CEO of Don Beyer Volvo and member of Virginia 
Governor  Kaine’s new Commission on Climate Change 
GARY SKULNIK –  President and  Co-founder of Clean Currents, LLC 
PENNY GROSS  – Fairfax County Board of Supervisors  and chair of its 
Environment Committee; Member of Metropolitan Washington  Council of Governments (COG) 
Chesapeake Bay Policy  Committee 
DAVID SNYDER – City of Falls Church  Council; Member of Metropolitan 
Washington Council of Governments (COG) Climate  Change Steering Committee; Vice Chair 
of COG’s Metropolitan Washington Air  Quality Committee 
STUART FREUDBERG – Director of COG’s  Environmental Programs Department and 
Member of Governor Kaine’s Commission on  Climate Change 
WHY:              Don Beyer Volvo and Clean Currents believe it is important 
to “Green Your  Drive�?? because global warming is the biggest threat of our 
time.  Scientists warn that if we do not reduce  our greenhouse gas emissions 
dramatically over the next decade, it may be too  late to prevent the worst 
impacts of global warming and climate change. Carbon  dioxide, produced from 
fossil fuel combustion, is the most prevalent greenhouse  gas. Switching to clean 
energy sources with zero carbon emissions such as wind  and solar power is a 
vitally important way to make the economic and societal  changes needed to fight 
global warming. “Greening Your Drive�?? with Don Beyer  Volvo and Clean 
Currents is one way to contribute to the greening of the  nation’s power grid with 
clean energy. 
DON BEYER VOLVO (_www.donbeyervolvo.com_ ( ) 
was founded in 1973 with  one simple, strong idea: to offer the finest Volvo 
service and sales experience  available anywhere.  Through this  commitment, Don 
Beyer Volvo has grown to become one of the largest Volvo dealers  in the 
world.  Don Beyer Volvo now  has four dealerships throughout Northern Virginia: 
Falls  Church, Alexandria, Dulles, and  Winchester. 
CLEAN CURRENTS (_www.cleancurrents.com_ ( ) is 
an innovative clean  energy solutions company based in Rockville, Maryland, 
that promotes global warming  solutions by helping businesses, institutions and 
residences take greater  responsibility for protecting the environment while 
conducting their  operations.  Clean Currents has  helped dozens of DC area 
businesses switch to clean energy, including Don Beyer  Volvo, Black’s Restaurant 
Group, Bullis School, Cake Love, Congressional Bank,  DrinkMore Water, 
Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy, Hudson Trail Outfitters,  MyerEmco Audio Visual, 
Quartermaine Coffee Roasters, Recreational Equipment,  Inc. (REI), Residence Inn 
Marriott Capitol Hill, St. Mary’s College, Strosniders  Hardware, and numerous 
businesses in Baltimore’s Hampden retail district and  Washington, DC’s U 
Street corridor.  Clean Currents and Don Beyer Volvo are proud sponsors of the DC 
Velo  Cycling team. 
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