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Official Elba LNG review dodges legal requirements

For more than a year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received well-justified comments reinforcing federal requirements for FERC review of the controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Elba Island near the mouth of the Savannah River.

For more than a year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received well-justified comments reinforcing federal requirements for FERC review of the controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Elba Island near the mouth of the Savannah River.

Yet FERC has continued to rationalize its failure to properly address key issues raised, which are part of that legal obligation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  The latest evidence of FERC’s willful negligence came in a “Finding of No Significant Impact” that brushed aside their responsibility to assess the “greenhouse gas” consequences of the project.

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SweetWater Brewing Co. hosts Save Our Water Campaign to benefit Savannah Riverkeeper

Savannah Riverkeeper is once again teaming up with Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company to “protect our right to clean water and tasty brews” through the annual Save Our Water campaign. Kicking off June 1 and running through Labor Day, local restaurants and bars in both Augusta and Savannah, GA will take part. For every SweetWater beer purchased, they’ll make a donation back to Savannah Riverkeeper’s mission of ensuring drinkable, fishable, swimmable water.

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Floating Solar Lands in the US Looking to Make Major Waves

By covering a significant surface area on the body of water, the system conserves water by reducing evaporation, while the shading from its panels limits algae growth.

International renewable energy company brings pioneering technology to the Bay Area

International alternative floating PV leader Ciel et Terre extends their large-scale floating photovoltaic (PV) technology to the U.S. with a new team in Petaluma, CA, and manufacturing facility in Georgia to provide a system that is entirely Made in the USA. Established in 2006 as a renewable Independent Power Producer (IPP), Ciel et Terre offers an affordable and unique alternative to ground or rooftop mounted solar systems.

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UGA to get 19 new electric buses

UGA to get 19 new electric busesBuses will be funded by $10 million award

The University of Georgia has been awarded $10 million from the state of Georgia to purchase 19 electric buses.

The funding was announced at a ceremony in the Governor’s Office today and was awarded by GO! Transit Capital Program, a competitive funding program administered by Georgia’s State Road and Tollway Authority. UGA will provide $5 million in matching funds.

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2016 Clean Energy Roadshow to highlight new energy technologies

Georgia Power offers resources for customers considering electric vehicles, solar energy and more

For the sixth consecutive year, Georgia Power will join other energy and service companies, auto manufacturers, business and government leaders, and Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for the 2016 Clean Energy Roadshow. During the roadshow, representatives from various companies and organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on energy topics ranging from the state's energy outlook to electric vehicles (EVs) to clean power generation including solar energy.

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Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) May File Rate Case in 2016

Hank Linginfelter, President of AGLC, testified on March 15 that AGLC was considering filing a rate case before the end of 2016.  Mr. Linginfelter was testifying at the hearing on the AGL Resources merger with Southern Company.  It was also revealed that AGLC’s current earnings level is approximately 100 basis points (one percent) below its authorized return on equity of 10.75% and was expected to decline further.

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