Solar financing legislation wins committee approval

From Georgia Solar Energy Association  The House Energy, more about Utilities and Telecommunications Committee voted for approval of HB 57, this site the Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015, try on Wednesday, January 28. This important legislation will help to expand and sustain the growing Georgia market for solar [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:39+00:00 30 January 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

Green Building Initiative lauds ASHRAE for Four Green Globes

Portland, OR., Jan. 25 — Green Building Initiative (GBI),a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building practices and providers of the Green Globes® rating system, congratulates ASHRAE on achieving the highest rating, of four Green Globes, on their international headquarters. Jerry Yudelson, Green Building Initiative's president, presented [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:39+00:00 30 January 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

5 ways House transportation tax plan robs Peter to pay Paul

State House Speaker David Ralston introduced a complicated scheme Wednesday to increase transportation funding with a seemingly contradictory claim. “This plan will provide more than $1 billion annually in new transportation dollars,” he said. “It does not result in an increase of state taxes on Georgians.” [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 29 January 2015|Bus & Rail, Roads, TRANSPORT|0 Comments

Transportation Secretary Foxx makes the case for TODs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx From U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, a very pithy argument for transit-oriented development of the sort that MARTA's pushing at five stations: When you build a transit station, it captures the imagination of real estate developers, and they start to build dense developments [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 28 January 2015|Bus & Rail, SMART GROWTH, TRANSPORT|0 Comments

Development is key question on Atlanta Streetcar’s impact

As usual, Atlurbanist took the words right out of my mouth with this post over the weekend identifying a core challenge for the Atlanta Streetcar. Rendering of Atlanta Streetcar near Georgia State's planned media center near Woodruff Park The 2.7-mile route isn't likely to get an enormous number [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 26 January 2015|Bus & Rail, TRANSPORT|0 Comments

Bloomberg group giving $48 million to state drives to cut carbon polllution

PRESS RELEASE —  Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Heising-Simons family today announced the launch of a new Clean Energy Initiative to support state-based solutions that will ensure America has an energy system that is clean, order affordable, pharm and reliable. Advances in new energy technologies make it possible to achieve all [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 21 January 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

President Obama boasts on clean energy progress in State of Union

President Obama mentioned solar and wind energy, along with energy efficiency and increased oil production, in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Starting with his administration's goals when he took office, Obama said: We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet. And [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 21 January 2015|CLEAN ENERGY, Solar, Wind|0 Comments

Trinity Consultants joins forces with Atlanta-Based Smith Aldridge

PRESS RELEASE - Trinity Consultants, ailment Inc. (Trinity), an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, announces that it has combined with Smith Aldridge, Inc., an environmental consulting company located in Atlanta, Georgia.  The melding of these two air quality focused firms provides enhanced service capability [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 16 January 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

Would Deal gas tax hike snuff real Georgia transit solution?

One sentence stood out in last month's long-awaited report by the state Legislature's Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Funding: “It is in the state of Georgia’s and numerous transit systems’ best interests to establish a separate, permanent funding stream for those [systems]." Despite the embarrassing typo (the last word [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 16 January 2015|Bus & Rail, Roads, TRANSPORT|0 Comments