Recently, at a lunch and learn was held at Velo Solar posted by GA PSC Commissioner Tim Echols. In arguably the coolest place in town to have lunch and learn, guests were treated to a large panel of speakers on sustainability in Atlanta. Covering topics from solar to EVs to energy efficiency, speakers discussed the latest developments with the myriad of projects. Southeast green also got to interview Mark Bell, President of Empower Energy about the release of their new code developed dashboard or solar monitoring and energy efficiency. To watch the interview click here. To see pictures from the event visit our Facebook page. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.

 

  • There is a program in place for low income seniors who own their home and are on natural gas for a free hot water heater
  • With @GeorgiaPower on board #solar became explosive in the state - Comm @timechols
  • #Georgia has $2 billion of investment in #solar
  • Last speaker Ervan Hancock @GeorgiaPower
  • The $200 fee on #EVs is egregiously unfair. A XL Suburban pays the same. #what If you drive a civic you only pay $45
  • Do you know what chemicals and toxins are lurking in your walls? http://ow.ly/TI8ke  #tightboxsyndrome #toxins @C2Ccertified
  • Using the @GeorgiaPower Time of use rate are paying about 1 penny a mile for energy
  • There are 18 moving parts on an #EV. There are 206 moving parts on a gasoline car. #lessmaintenance
  • Georgia was number 1 in #EV sales until the Georgia Legislature took away the #tax credit. #Gapol #failure
  • #EVs are in a free fall in #Georgia. We need to take action now. Comm. @timechols
  • Michael Banis with #EV Club of South
  • The Georgia Chamber is willingly working with all companies and partners looking for #sustainability solutions
  • #Georgia can be a leader for #sustainability. We have many companies like @CocaCola and @CoxEnterprises
  • A slight digression every lunch and learn should be on the @AtlantaBeltLine
  • For the Georgia Chamber we are an all of the above strategy when it comes to energy and industry must be part of the conversation
  • Once you meet business argument adoption is easy
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce up next
  • We all have limited amount resources where do you want to put those resources? In utility bills? Or something else. #conservation
  • Having the dashboard vs not having is showing that folks who have the dashboard are saving an additional 2.3%
  • Power Info is the dashboard and they hope to include water conservation soon.
  • Between Velo Solar and @CoxEnterprises they have developed a dashboard managing energy and solar in one board
  • Mark Bell is up next of Velo Solar and Empower Energy
  • #Savannah has a #LEED McDonald's at Abercorn Corners #whoknew
  • What makes people live more sustainably? Education and social pressure.
  • An army of 50,000 people living more sustainably has a bigger impact than anything thing the company can do @CoxEnterprises
  • @coxconserves also has a big focus on inspiring our 50,000 employees to live sustainably at home in their communities.
  • We've been doing #energy efficiency for 30 years. So now we are looking at other ways to crunch the data any look for more efficiencies
  • @coxconserves is very aggressive about #sustainability. That means all around zero. Zero #energy #waste #water use
  • The first TV station in the south was @wsbtv #whoknew @CoxEnterprises
  • Steven Bradley of @CoxEnterprises
  • Mayor @kasimreed believes cities can be movers on #climatechange too
  • City of Atlanta will be announcing a solar program that will total over 1mw of installed solar for the city
  • Atlanta is adding 50 hybrid vehicles including #EVs. Company they are using will install #charging too
  • Atlanta will be launching an energy efficiency and water conservation retrofit for 200 city buildings
  • Collaboration on projects is a civic currency. A speaker from Toronto at @atlantaregional breakfast this morning
  • City of Atlanta has just hired a director of Urban Agriculture
  • Stephanie @StuckeyBenfield Director of Sustainability City of Atlanta
  • A lot of the environmental clean-up along the #Beltline had won @epa awards
  • The @AtlantaBeltLine started as an exciting conversation that took over 18 months of talking before it became an actual project
  • Singapore has 15 miles of abandoned rail and they are using the @AtlantaBeltLine as it's model
  • Something like the BeltLine is Hong on in every city in the US
  • There are many buildings redeveloped along the eastside trail and it's been amazing
  • If you want to live thoughtful we need to think about how we build - @ryangravel
  • Ryan Gravel visionary of the #beltline
  • Police officers who patrol the #Beltline via bike. Today they brought PoLeaf donated by @GeorgiaPower Foundation
  • Comm. @timechols addresses the crowd
  • This is the City of Atlanta PoLeaf #Ev
  • Velo Solar - very cool office space right on the #beltline
  • Here for Comm. @timechols presentation with Velo Solar on the #Beltline