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Tweet Diary - Dr. Marshal Shepherd at GIPL event

First six months of 2015 average temperatures. Red shows where the globe is hotter over previous years.

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a triple degree holder from Florida State University, is the Director of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. He presented to the Genesis Society meeting hosted by GIPL. Dr. Shepherd focused his comments on two areas: continuing shifts in the overall climate of the globe and how people perceive weather vs climate news. Dr. Shepherd was not only informative but also entertaining. Georgia is lucky to have him. To read the tweets start at the bottom and read up. To see images from the event see our Facebook album. Watch the SEGreen Mobile interview with Dr. Marshall Shepherd

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Tweet Diary - German Consulate Biomass Conference

The German Consulate in Atlanta hosted a conference on the possibilities of biomass. Georgia is a major player in the biomass industry with the largest wood pellet plant in the country and many other wood pellet plants besides that. Biomass is not limited to wood but the Southeast through decades of wise pine tree forest farm management is poised to remain the leader. Although most of the conference focused on the wood pellet market, other forms of biomass are all part of the equation. Biomass has its challenges. Since it has emissions where does it fall in the EPA Clean Power Plan? The EU is reviewing the emissions also. How much land do you dedicate to growing food for fuel vs crops? All interesting discussions.

The most controversial information presented was by a UGA professor of Economics who compared the cost of wood pellets to coal. Unfortunately, he did not add externalities into the equation. For instance, he did not consider the cost of ruining mountains or habitats. He did not consider the health costs derived from burning coal. Based on his numbers coal came out by far cheaper. However, societies need to decide what values need to be placed on items before you just compare price. For instance, how do you put a cost on mountain tops? Currently there are no monetary values placed on nature but most people would agree that there is some monetary value that should be placed on it. The answer lies somewhere between free and priceless. 

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Tweet Diary - Expo East 2015

Expo East is the largest natural food and products show on the East coast. As C changes are occurring in other industry silos like energy, building and transportation, the food industry and agriculture are experiencing the same rapid change.Expo East is the largest natural food and products show on the East coast. As C changes are occurring in other industry silos like energy, building and transportation, the food industry and agriculture are experiencing the same rapid change. Although there are folks who have been around for a long time and think it's been slow to change, industry experts agree that over the past 5 years the growth has been phenomenal. Thirty percent of the vendors this year were first time exhibitors and there were over 800 booths.

Southeast Green interviewed many vendors who are based or expanding into the Southeast so check out SEGreen Mobile to see those interviews. To see the the entire Pitch Slam competition don't worry, we captured it on Periscope. Watch it here. We were thrilled to get to meet Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank. Watch the interview here. Of course we came back with tons of goodies to try. Watch our product review. We got plenty of pictures too. Check those out on our Facebook page. Yes, it was a very busy trip!

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Tweet Diary - Southern Solar Summit 2015

The 9th Annual Southern Solar Summit was held on September 10. It was hosted by Georgia Solar Energy Association. Always an amazing group of folks and the program always bring new perspective and developments for solar. Notable this year was Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta, who announced that the City of Atlanta is drawing up a solar plan for city properties. Also, a great panel on HB 57 and what that means for Georgia. Finally, the other presentation that stood out was on Community Solar. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom and read up. 

We have lost of supporting material from the event. Pictures on Facebook. Out and About Scopes: GA PSC Commissioner Tim Echols at the Southern Solar Summit 2015, Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta,
Georgia PSC Chairman Chuck Eaton addresses Southern Solar Summit 2015.

Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott, Southern Solar Summit 15

Norah Silva, GreenTek Energy at the Southern Solar Summit

 Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott, Southern Solar Summit 15  Norah Silva, GreenTek Energy at the Southern Solar Summit
GA PSC Commissioner Tim Echols at the Southern Solar Summit 2015 - See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/greenmedia/out-and-about-scopes#sthash.ScPD6MAb.dpuf
GA PSC Commissioner Tim Echols at the Southern Solar Summit 2015 - See more at: http://www.southeastgreen.com/index.php/greenmedia/out-and-about-scopes#sthash.ScPD6MAb.dpuf

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Tweet Diary – BOMA Green Real Estate Breakfast at Atlanta Light Energy

Tweet Diary – BOMA Green Real Estate Breakfast at Atlanta Light EnergyBOMA Georgia held its bi-monthly Green Real Estate breakfast at Atlanta Light Bulbs. Discussing new LED technology and energy efficiency. Southeast Green partners with BOMA Green Real Estate breakfast and Southeast Green readers can get a discount to attend these meetings. The breakfast was standing room only. To read the tweets in order start at the top. See photo album on Facebook.

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Tweet Diary - Wind Power in Georgia

On May 8th, Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission moderated a packed panel of experts on deploying more wind power in Georgia. The panel consisted of non-profits, utilities and business leaders who discussed Georgia's potential for wind power development. Although there was not a consensus of how much wind could be deployed it was clear that technology advances in generation are making wind power more and more viable for Georgia. The event was hosted by GreenLaw at the Georgia State Bar Building. To read in order start at the top.

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