On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants that will hopefully satisfy the concerns of most industries, advocates and state-level regulators. The Plan acknowledges that states have to generate the electricity they need and therefore sets goals for each state to reduce its pollution-to-power ratio by the year 2030. Georgia’s goal is 834 pounds of CO2 emissions per megawatt-hour of electricity generated, a 44 percent drop from our 2012 ratio.Read More
| July 25, 2014
Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) are increasingly important for placemaking and walkable, sustainable urbanization.Read More
| May 29, 2014
This article originally appeared in the Saporta Report Thought Leaders section in April, 2016. All of us know someone with a chronic respiratory illness like asthma, and we know how frustrating and sometimes debilitating it can be. While many of us know pollens, dust, pet dander and tobacco smoke are asthma triggers, most aren’t aware…Read More
| February 17, 2014
The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes on the first Friday of each month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development.Read More
| December 6, 2013
A few years ago, who would have thought Georgia was about to become a center of national significance for solar policy and leap other states on the deployment of solar PV? At the end of 2010, Georgia had 5.7 MW of solar, a paltry sum given its abundant sunshine. Based on a July 11 Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling, the state should have over 800 MW by the end of 2016. The story of how this happened so fast is an example of diverse groups finding common cause and keeping solar power in the spotlight.Read More
| July 22, 2013
While this issue of the Southface Journal and the Greenprints Conference feature national thought leaders on sustainable development and green building, we felt it appropriate to hear a Southern perspective on these transformative trends. Dennis Creech has been executive director of Southface for 35 years. He helped incubate the EarthCraft program before the term green…Read More
| March 16, 2013
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