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Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center designed this series of 11 fact sheets as a resource for students, faculty and administrators interested in moving their campuses toward 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Beyond campus we believe the innovations on display can help guide the growing number of Georgia cities that are pushing to achieve 100% clean energy as well. The fact sheets have been crafted to illustrate the importance, challenges and opportunities of 11 technologies and strategies.
Atlanta, GA— Environment Georgia released today “Renewable Energy 101”which details the ten major tools universities, local governments and the state could use to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. The report presents examples from campuses across the state in categories such as recycling, energy efficiency, energy conservation, transportation and the implementation of renewable energies like geothermal and solar.
The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign.
Athens, GA--With 78.43% of voters in support, the Athens-Clarke County SPLOST package was overwhelming passed last night. Passage will allow Athens-Clarke Co. to move forward with a plan that will collect roughly $313 million over the next 11 years from a 1 cent sales tax increase. Included in the package presented to voters was over $15 million dollars for the local government to spend on energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy like rooftop solar.
Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment Georgia has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.