Wells Timberland REIT announced the acquisition of approximately 29,300 acres of timberland from the Alexander Brothers Lumber Company, Inc. The property is situated within the Mahrt Timberland, a collection of timberlands located on the lower piedmont and upper coastal plains of East Central Alabama and West Central Georgia. Previously, Wells Timberland REIT held long-term leasehold interests in the property.
Report highlights region's job creation strengths in top clean tech sectors
The metro Atlanta region is poised to become a global industry leader in clean technology in several key industry sectors, according to a new clean tech industry report released by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC).
The report, which includes the results of a new clean tech economy inventory for the region, reveals that metro Atlanta is home to 541 clean tech company facilities representing 30,605 jobs focused on clean technology.
Kerry Armstrong was elected chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region, at the agency’s board meeting earlier today. His two-year term of office will begin January 1, 2014.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of Georgia’s request to redesignate the Atlanta area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard. This action is based on air quality monitoring data for the three-year period of 2008, 2009, and 2010 that meets the standard. The area continues to attain this standard.
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $180,000 to Emory University for a groundbreaking program to educate students in leadership and sustainability.
Agricultural Operations Reap the Benefits of Solar
Radiance Solar announced that it has been hired by Providence Hill Farm to install a solar photovoltaic power system that will supply nearly 100 percent of the poultry operation’s electricity needs.
The roof-mounted system will be installed on one of eight poultry houses, and will generate more than 120,000 kWh of power annually. The 336 solar modules are made by Suniva, an Atlanta, Georgia based company. As a customer of Amicalola EMC, Providence Hill Farm will participate in a net-metering program, whereby power generated by the solar array will be used on site. This will be the largest solar power system in the Amicalola EMC service area.