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Dr. Mark Berry named vice president of Georgia Power Environmental Affairs

Dr. Mark Berry, Vice President, Georgia Power Environmental Affairs Georgia Power announced that Dr. Mark Berry has been named vice president of Environmental Affairs. Dr. Berry replaces Ron Shipman, who was recently named vice president of Georgia Power's Central Region.  Prior to joining Georgia Power, Dr. Berry served as director in the generation sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) where he led research and development efforts in renewable energy, water management, carbon capture and storage, and advanced fossil generation areas.


Shaw Industries Increases Its Equity Stake In Watershed Geosynthetics LLC

Investing in Sales Growth & Innovative Products

Shaw Industries is pleased to announce it has significantly increased its investment in Watershed Geosynthetics LLC (WatershedGeo). 

This increased equity stake ensures Watershed Geo is well-capitalized to address the sizeable environmental and civil markets served by its current product portfolio and other innovations currently being developed.  The additional investment will be used to build a highly talented sales and marketing team capable of driving growth, while increasing its commitment of being a leading technical industry resource and innovator of environmental and civil solutions.


Top 10 States Q3 for Clean Energy Jobs - Georgia to Rank Near the Top in Third Quarter

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) Top-10 States in the Spotlight:  AZ, CA, CO, GA, ME, MS, NE, ND, UT and TX;
New Fact Sheet on EPA Clean Power Plan to Accompany Release of Q3 Clean Jobs Report

Which states currently lead the nation when it comes to new clean energy job announcements in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015?  

The national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) will release its closely watched quarterly, state-by-state, clean energy and clean transportation jobs report on Thursday (November 12, 2015) at 11 a.m. EST.


Oil dispersants can suppress natural oil-degrading microorganisms, new study shows

The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions that mimic Gulf of Mexico deep waters immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined microbial oil degradation in the Deepwater plume, simulating oil concentrations and dispersants concentrations observed during the incident. The team found that the presence of dispersants significantly altered the microbial composition of Gulf deep water by promoting the growth of Colwellia, a group of microorganisms capable of dispersant degradation.


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