TAG Manufacturing & Smart Energy presented Empowering Modern Manufacturing, the Role of Energy hosted at the GE Energy Center. The Budweiser Cartersville General Manager Rob Haas presented first and then a panel including Rep. Mike Dudgeon, Keith Bass, energy expert and former CEO of Electric Cities Georgia, Dr. Stephen Shea, Suniva and Charles Chapman of Shaw Industries discussed solutions and challenges for managing energy and sustainability goals. To read in order start at the bottom. Check out the pictures of the GE Center.
EPA Clean Power Plan hearings on day two, July 30th in Atlanta. Presenters for and against the plan were more balanced on day 2. They were almost equal pro and con. Southeast Green covered a little of both rooms. Beth Bond, Curator of Sustainable News for Southeast Green also presented testimony. We are calling these “faux tweets”, since they couldn’t be sent out via twitter. Read her testimony here. Read day one coverage. To read in order start at the top and read down.
Here to cover the Clean Power Plan hearings. Room B is where we spent the afternoon. There are a total of two hearing rooms. Folks were brought up in pairs to speak. Supporters of the plan outnumbered cons 4 to 1. What was interesting with the testimony was that everyone, pros and cons alike, had at least one valuable point to present. Where there were overall themes presented over and over, it was amazing to hear each story and set of facts. We tried to catch the diversity of each of the speakers in regards to where they were from and who or what they represented. We are calling these “faux tweets”, since they couldn’t be sent out via twitter. This was only 3 hours of testimony due to covering other activities. Unlike other tweet diaries to read in order start at the top and read down.
The press conference hosted by the a large number of environmental groups was held in front of the Omni Hotel where the EPA Clean Power Plan hearings were being held. With over 100 people in attendance from six states, attendees and participants were treated to press conference that sounded more like a rally at points but were had a variety leaders speak. Voices of faith-based institutions, non-profits, business and political entities joined together to show express support for Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Power Plan. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.
As sides are picked and comments are prepared for the EPA commenting period on the Clean Power Plan, five national environmental groups held a teleconference discussing support for the plan. The groups included National Resource Defense Council, Sierra Group, Environment America, Green for All, and National Wildlife Federation. Leaders of all five organizations shared personal stories about how climate change was affecting their and their families lives. They also shared how there are plenty of non-humans are at risk too. Although reporters pushed for dissent with the plan. there was for the most part resounding endorsement to the plan and the versatility on how states could reach the goals. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy addresses a group of national reporters on the upcoming public hearing for the Clean Power Plan. Discussing the amount of input given to the American public as historic, the plan is over 650+ pages long and is the most flexible plan ever put out by the EPA. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.