Clean Power Plan Public Hearing Testimony

This testimony was given during EPA public hearings in Atlanta on July 29, 2014.

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By Dennis Creech | July 29, 2014
Design Reviews Landing

Georgia is well positioned to achieve its 2030 goal

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.

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By Staff Writer | July 25, 2014

SART: Urban Placemaking and the Role of Community Improvement Districts

Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) are increasingly important for placemaking and walkable, sustainable urbanization.

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By Staff Writer | May 29, 2014

SART: International sustainability

Speakers at the April Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) discussed the achievements and areas of opportunity for sustainability in Atlanta, Germany and Canada.

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By Staff Writer | April 4, 2014

Welcome to the Southface Journal – Winter 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…

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By Dennis Creech | February 17, 2014

SART: 2014 Environmental Legislative Update

What you can expect from the legislature this year in the wake of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, the end of a drought and the failure of the Transportation Investment Act?

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By Staff Writer | February 7, 2014

SART: The Georgia Coast

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.

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By Staff Writer | December 6, 2013

At last, Georgia sees the value of solar

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.

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By Shan Arora | July 22, 2013

Sustainable development and green building – a Southern perspective

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…

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By Dennis Creech | March 16, 2013

The future is bright for solar

Author: John Sibley What is the future of solar power in Georgia? The future is bright. Solar power has begun to take off in our state. The installed capacity of solar electric systems more than doubled in 2011. We have about 700 systems and over 20 megawatts (MW) of capacity, providing enough electricity to power…

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By Staff Writer | January 20, 2013

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