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Georgia Power Must Clean Up Dangerous Coal Dust at Five Power Plants


State Regulators Allowed Company to Pollute Beyond Safe Levels

Environmental and public health advocates won a clean air victory today when the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that state regulators allowed Georgia Power Company to operate outside the bounds of the Clean Air Act and will now need to reduce toxic coal dust pollution and provide a plan to meet the standards of the Clean Air Act at five coal-fired power plants in Georgia, including Plant Scherer in Juliette, the state’s largest coal plant.


Macon City awards Consensus Energy for Energy Savings

Macon-Bibb County presented Consensus Energy with the 2014 Innovations Award during their Earth Day awards luncheon at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon yesterday. Presented by Mayor Robert Reichert, the environmental services company was recognized for its innovative energy savings at the city’s Mulberry Street parking deck in downtown Macon.

In fall of 2013 Consensus Energy replaced 500 light fixtures throughout the multistory parking deck reducing the building's energy consumption by 70%, while at the same time, dramatically improving light quality in and around the facility.


In honor of Earth Day, the Georgia Ports Authority unveils nearly 14 acres of newly created wetlands

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz unveils a recently created 14 acre wetland during an Earth Day celebration at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal, Tuesday, April, 22, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. (Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton)  

The 2.5 year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth busiest container terminal

The Georgia Ports Authority celebrated Earth Day by unveiling nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands. The 2.5 year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth busiest container terminal. 


Loan Guarantees for Vogtle reveal credit structure

New Documents Confirm Utility Giant Southern Company Gets Sweetheart Deal from Energy Department for Multi-Billion Nuclear Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Reactors

Georgia Power and partner utility Oglethorpe Power pay nothing for credit subsidy fee, taxpayers instead bear the risks for new reactors in Georgia

As revealed today in an Energy & Environment News story by Hannah Northey, the credit subsidy fee for utility giant Southern Company and its utility partner, Oglethorpe Power, for billions of dollars in taxpayer-backed federal loan guarantees, is nothing, $0. This shocking information was disclosed two months after the Department of Energy (DOE) finalized terms of $6.5 billion worth of loan guarantees that were offered as part of an $8.3 billion package to build two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia. A third partner in the project, MEAG, has yet to have their $1.8 billion loan guarantee finalized.


2014 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen

Bethany Panhorst, 17, from Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah is the winner of the annual 2014 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Art Competition held April 8, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Five judges unanimously selected Bethany's acrylic rendition of a green-winged teal out of 588 total entries as the Georgia Best of Show. 


Eco Building Products Expands Production Acquiring Multiple Coating Lines In Augusta, Georgia

ECOB to Increase Production Volumes to Meet Big Box Demand

Eco Building Products, Inc., (OTCQB: ECOB) announced that the Company has purchased additional automated coating equipment and the use of a facility currently operational in Augusta, Georgia. The newly acquired equipment is fully-functional and complete with automation, enabling the Company to obtain an increased output rate. In addition to the automated line, ECOB will refurbish an existing production line under the provisions of the Company's current quality control program, complete with pre and post-conditioning tunnels producing a higher quality finished product. Moreover, the increased production capacity will allow ECOB to reinforce its current market position in the Northeastern U.S. with respect to panel production to meet increasing big box demands.


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