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Green Power EMC Named 2016 Solar Power Player Co-op Utility of the Year

Green Power EMC has been named the 2016 Solar Power Players Electric Cooperative Utility of the Year by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). The recognition took place on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas.  The award honors electric utilities and their industry partners for creating programs embodying the innovation and collaboration that drives smart utility solar growth and expands access to distributed energy technologies for their customers.

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Celebrates New Office in Gainesville, GA

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) held the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new location for its Headwaters office. On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) held the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new location for its Headwaters office.  The ribbon cutting was immediately followed by an open house for the community members where they enjoyed cookies and lemonade and tours of the new laboratory.  The new office replaces the former Headwaters office, which was at the North Georgia Community Foundation building.

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Georgia Welcome Center to receive pollinator garden this Saturday

Kia employees volunteer for next phase of The Ray on Interstate 85 in West PointKia employees volunteer for next phase of The Ray on Interstate 85 in West Point

A group effort of a number of prominent Georgia entities will not only benefit a popular state welcome center, but will also highlight a travel corridor poised to become the world’s most sustainable highway.

The Georgia Conservancy, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray and the Chattahoochee Nature Center will all use shovels and work gloves on September 17 to install a 7,000-square foot pollinator garden at the Georgia Visitor Information Center (VIC) on Interstate 85 in West Point. The pollinator garden will be the first installed at any Georgia DOT facility. 

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Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Innovative Right-of-Way Solar Project along The Ray in Troup County

Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Innovative Right-of-Way Solar Project along The Ray in Troup CountyRay Anderson’s legacy creates a “living lab” for sustainable infrastructure

The Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) approved the installation of one megawatt of solar generation in the right-of-way along Interstate 85 in Troup County, Ga., during a hearing on the Georgia Power Company’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The motion was proposed by Commissioner Tim Echols of the GPSC and passed at two separate administrative sessions on July 28th and September 8th.  Votes were 4-1 and 3-2 respectively.

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Ocean Exchange Announces Fifteen Finalists

Ocean Exchange Event--Discussion of Innovative SolutionsFinalists Announced for Gulfstream(R) Navigator & Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle(R) Awards of $100,000 Each. Winners Will Be Selected at Event November 9-11, 2016 in Savannah, GA

The sixth annual Ocean Exchange, held in Savannah, Georgia, will feature fifteen worldwide solutions with the ability to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature's resources and the production of waste. The innovators will present the solutions and compete for one of two $100,000 awards from worldwide sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

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Congressman Bishop Selected as a Friend of Farm Bureau

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, has been selected to receive the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for his dedication to serving America’s farmers and ranchers. Congressman Bishop was nominated by the Georgia State Farm Bureau and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Board of Directors.

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