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Buildynamic, Inc. Incorporates Conservation Ethic into Residential Building Design

Randy Schwartz, principal and CEO of Buildynamic, Inc., holds a degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech.  He was first involved in renewable energy issues more than 30 years ago, and continues his engagement with isses from the standpoint of residential design / build and new technology development.  Buildynamic embraces an environmental ethic that acknowledges both the energy components of the design and building process and a heightened sensitivity to site.  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Randy about Buildynamic, the services they provide, and other topics related to renewable energy.

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Carbon, Business and the Government

As we blogged earlier this month, the EPA is determined to tackle climate change, whether Congress acts or not.  Environmentalists are sure to rejoice over action being taken by a part of the government, which is unavoidable; with the Supreme Court ruling of Massachusetts vs. EPA and the EPA's subsequent action towards reporting and regulating GHGs, the government has started on a sure path towards climate regulation. 

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Interfaith Power & Light Carbon Covenant

Today's blog comes from The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham of Interfaith Power & Light.  "The U.S. Senate is disgracefully stalled on climate legislation, but our projects to fight global warming are moving forward in a very real way, as proactive efforts are underway by faith communities on the front lines of climate change. I would like to tell you about two of the Carbon Covenant projects, and ask for your continued support to help these efforts continue.

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Some Sunnier News for Solar in Georgia

Last week, I attended the Southern Solar Summit presented by the Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA).  Public Service Commission Chairman Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Jr. gave the key note address and remarked about how far solar energy initiatives have come in Georgia in the past year, which isn’t saying much given where it started.

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NASCAR Goes Green

Most people would never associate NASCAR with renewable energy.  I think it’s a long way off before solar or biofuel technology is advanced enough to power engines that will allow cars to travel at speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour for hundreds of miles.  I will admit that I have never been a big fan of NASCAR or any other racing sports programs, but when I race across this Chicago Tribune article about a 3-megawatt solar installation at the Pocono Raceway, I had to post it and comment.  I thought it was particularly relevant in light of my last post about the latest developments in solar energy programs in Georgia.

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NASCAR and Renewable Energy in the Same Sentence?

Most people would never associate NASCAR with renewable energy.  I think it’s a long way off before solar or biofuel technology is advanced enough to power engines that will allow cars to travel at speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour for hundreds of miles.  I will admit that I have never been a big fan of NASCAR or any other racing sports programs, but when I race across this Chicago Tribune article about a 3-megawatt solar installation at the Pocono Raceway, I had to post it and comment.  I thought it was particularly relevant in light of my last post about the latest developments in solar energy programs in Georgia.

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