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Bob McDonnell promoting clean energy in latest round of bills

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell is promoting "clean energy" during a ceremonial bill signing in Richmond.

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The Republican governor is scheduled to add his signature to eight bills on Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The bills include renewable energy projects and the creation of a voluntary solar resource development fund.

McDonnell has made energy development a key element of his administration. He has said he wants to make Virginia the East Coast energy capital.

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