News about clean energy, energy efficiency and efforts to clean up fossil fuels in Georgia and across the United States.

PSC’s McDonald warns against ratepayer financing of nuke plant

ATLANTA, August 1, 2016 – Georgia Public Service Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald says Georgia Power ratepayers will be harmed as a result of the Commission’s vote to approve Georgia Power Company’s request to pass on and capitalize the costs of investigation and licensing costs for potential new nuclear units and [...]

White House statement on yesterday’s clean energy summit

WASHINGTON — President Obama believes in the need to transition to a cleaner, diagnosis more reliable, medications and affordable 21st century power grid. Under his leadership, diagnosis transformations in how we produce and consume electricity are decreasing carbon pollution, scaling up renewable energy, and generating savings on consumers’ energy bills. [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:37+00:00 17 June 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, Press Releases|0 Comments

Third of Southern shareholders back greenhouse disclosure

ATLANTA —Shareholder resolutions filed at Southern Company by shareholder advocacy group, As You Sow, and faith-based investor coalition, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment ("Tri-State CRI") sent Southern Company's Board and management a strong message: the time has come to reduce carbon asset risk and align its business with a "2 degrees" [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:37+00:00 26 May 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, Coal, Solutions|0 Comments

In Albany, Georgia Power starts 5th military base solar project

ATLANTA — Leadership from Georgia Power and the Department of the Navy (DON) today joined elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany to mark the start of construction for a new 31 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) (44 MW direct current) solar generation facility. [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 28 April 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, Solar|0 Comments

ASHRAE updating standards for High Performance Green Buildings

Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years are proposed for the high performance building standard from ASHRAE, hospital the International Code Council (ICC), try the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC Standard 189.1, Standard for [...]

EPA ranks Atlanta fourth in cities with Energy Star buildings

ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, order which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings in the preceding calendar year with Atlanta ranking fourth. The Top Cities list illustrates how cities across America are [...]

NREL nearly doubles potential rooftop solar estimate

Rooftop photovoltaic systems could produce two-fifths of the nation's electricity, and Georgia ranks 10th among states in its potential for rooftop solar PV, according to a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory report. The Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center features rooftop solar panels that generate up to 340 kilowatts. Credit: [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 28 March 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, Solar, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

More megawatts of solar than natural gas installed in 2015

BOSTON, MASS. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - In yet another record-breaking year, the solar industry in the United States installed 7,286 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced the historic figures today ahead of the March 9 release of the [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:39+00:00 22 February 2016|CLEAN ENERGY, Press Releases, Solar|0 Comments