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State-of-the-Art solar research facility completed at the University of Georgia

Radiance Solar selected to design and build this cutting-edge solar facility in Athens, GA

Radiance Solar announces the completion of a grid-tied, state-of-the-art 1.25-megawatt (dc) solar research project designed for studying solar panel performance. The installation is located on a 10-acre site leased to project owner Georgia Power by the University of Georgia. The renewable energy credits resulting from operation of the facility will be owned by the University of Georgia. 

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Georgia Southern 3 Day Startup Pitch Presentations set for Feb. 26

Georgia Southern Student entrepreneurs present their business ideas during 3 Day Startup.

Georgia Southern Student entrepreneurs present their business ideas during 3 Day Startup.

The Georgia Southern University Business Innovation Group (BIG) invites the community to hear the latest ideas from today’s young minds during the annual 3 Day Startup (3DS) Pitch Presentations set for Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Information Technology Building on campus.

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Coastal Shoreline Bill Deserves Study, Careful Use of Science

Most people, including legislators, mistakenly think that Georgia’s 1979 Shore Protection Act (SPA) creates a “no-build” prohibition in the law’s “jurisdictional area” along the ocean shoreline.

But General Assembly members considering House Bill 271 need to be aware that the SPA allows up to two-thirds of that jurisdiction to be developed - meaning that in many if not most cases, a 25-foot jurisdiction – as now proposed in SPA amendments –  will leave only an 8-foot band of undisturbed area along the shoreline. That is far less than the typicalback-yardset-back that applies in most residential zoning districts.

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About 200 Georgians Met with Legislators Urging Passage of Critical Coal Ash Legislation

From left to right: Amelia Shenstone (SACE), Rep. Stacy Abrams, Jess Sterling (Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)About 200 Georgians gathered at the Capitol Building, State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) filed legislation to address Georgia’s toxic coal ash pollution.

H.B. 387 requires utilities to submit a “major modification” to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) water discharge permits before releasing coal ash wastewater into Georgia’s waterways.

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