The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is pleased to announce that the collection of the late Ray C. Anderson, the visionary industrialist, environmentalist, and founder of Interface, Inc., is now available for research at the GHS Research Center in Savannah and online through the GHS online finding aids. The collection was donated to GHS by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface, Inc. in late 2015.
Coal-fired power plants produce a dangerous waste product: coal ash. Two Georgia legislators are poised to introduce bills to limit how this waste product — often full of heavy metals and other contaminants — can be disposed of.
Coal ash is ugly stuff. Right now, Duke Energy is trying to settle a lawsuit with residents in North Carolina who are concerned their well water will be contaminated by nearby unlined coal ash pits.
Last summer in a Green Tech Media article, Georgia Power received a disturbing headline. The headline was Georgia Power’s Rooftop Solar Program Signs Up Only 5 Customers. The implication was there was no solar market in Georgia for residential sign-ups. After all, the article reported that there were over 10,000 inquiries but only 5 customers who had actually signed up and gotten a solar installation. What was wrong with Georgia citizens?
The article went on further to explain that solar was really only a utility scale play.
Well, solar advocates and installers have one thing to say, Au contraire! (Translation: To the Contrary.) Four Solarize programs in Georgia have installed over 200 residential solar rooftops. This proves that the interest in residential solar implementation is about education, outreach and policy and not a form filled out on a website. With far fewer enrollees, about 3,000, and almost during the same amount of time, Solarize programs have proven a model for true success for the citizens of Georgia interested in residential solar.
2016 by the Numbers
Loan commitments include energy and water conservation projects
Eleven Georgia communities were awarded financing totaling $49,043,000 for water, sewer, and wastewater infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors.
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Ranking Member of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the 115th Congress, issued the following statement on the nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):