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City of Atlanta Joins U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance to Further Energy...

The City of Atlanta announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress and leadership across the country.

SEIA Applauds Signing of Major Solar Legislation in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law consensus legislation which will make it easier and more affordable for homeowners, businesses, churches, schools, nonprofits, military facilities, and police and fire departments to install rooftop solar systems across the state.
“This forward-looking new law will help to greatly expand the use of clean, reliable and affordable solar energy across Georgia, and we applaud state legislators – especially the bill’s author, Rep. Mike Dudgeon ...

Solar Growth in Georgia, Southeast to Highlight New Conference

U.S. solar energy leaders and representatives of top solar companies from an 8-state area will gather in Atlanta, GA, on May 7-8 at the Marriott Marquis for the inaugural Solar Power Southeast conference, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).

Rep. Lewis announces $85 million in federal grants to 5th District

Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants.  This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications. 

Senators Isakson, Perdue Call on President to Withdraw EPA’s Harmful Overreach

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today called on President Obama to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) massive rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

City of Atlanta Recognized as a Green Community

This week, the City of Atlanta was one of seven local governments to be recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to efficient and sustainable use of resources in metro Atlanta.

Georgia PSC staff recommends against utility solar fee

Georgians who install solar panels on their homes or businesses should not have to pay a special feel proposed by Georgia Power, utility regulators said Friday.

EPA honors Sterling Planet in Atlanta, Ga. for Green Power Leadership in the Southeast

ATLANTA - September 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sterling Planet in Atlanta, Ga. is among 21 Green Power Partners awarded Green Power Leadership Awards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. Sterling Planet received the award in the Green Power Suppliers of the Year

City of Atlanta Ranks 5th on EPA’s 2012 List of Cities with the Most...

ATLANTA, GA - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The metropolitan Atlanta area ranks fifth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2012 list of cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings. Buildings earning Energy Star certification use an average of 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings.

Spring Planting is for the Birds, and Butterflies!

FORSYTH, GA - March 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of their yard’s size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.

Georgia-Pacific Building Products Showcases Industry Leading Building Materials and Innovative Solutions at the 2008...

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Building Products continues to strive for innovation in construction, featuring a number of industry-firsts at the 2008...

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR GEORGIA STORM VICTIMS

U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma.