The Department of Energy made the announcement for a substantial investment in modernizing the electrical grid. The DOE team hosted a press conference and were joined by Rhone Resch, CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association. They discussed the importance of the $220 million investment that will allow for seventeen states to participate in the programs. Read the press release. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.
Pure Cities hosted an environmental justice fourm at the MLK Center on January 14. The panel featured Aaron Muir, National Board Chair, Sierra Club, Dr. Robert Bullard of Texas and Dr. Beverly Wright of New Orleans. This panel brought a diversity of perspectives from overall trends of what's happening in the south to the details of the environmental racism that occurred during Hurricane Katrina. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom. Watch the video that Pure Cities produced on Environmental Justice.
This year's Legislative Session kicked off with multiple events. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce kicked off the Legislative Session with their annual Eggs & Issues breakfast. Celebrating their 100 year anniversary, the Chamber hosted the top Georgia state leadership to present their vision for legislative session this year. Speakers included Senator Johnny Isakson, Governor Nathan Deal, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and Speaker of the House David Ralston.
This year's Greenbuild was in Washington DC. Southeast Green was sponsored by Mohawk Group. Mohawk Group announced their commitment to transparency through the International Future Living Institute (IFLI) Living Product Challenge. By using IFLI product declaration program, Mohawk has declared over 490 products. Many of them are Red List Free which is a designation that shows that the product is free of the most toxic chemicals in industry. That wasn't the only news at Greenbuild, Florida USGBC brought their new education trailer, and Thursday was packed with female achievement. It started off with Women In Green breakfast and finished with the Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. To see the pictures from the evenr go to our Facebook page. To read th takeaways from Greenbuild click here. We conducted a couple of Speaking of Green interviews with Mohawk Group's Jackie Detmer and USGBC Florida Chapter. To read the Tweets in order start at the bottom. To read specific sections click on the buttons below.
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Recently, at a lunch and learn was held at Velo Solar posted by GA PSC Commissioner Tim Echols. In arguably the coolest place in town to have lunch and learn, guests were treated to a large panel of speakers on sustainability in Atlanta. Covering topics from solar to EVs to energy efficiency, speakers discussed the latest developments with the myriad of projects. Southeast green also got to interview Mark Bell, President of Empower Energy about the release of their new code developed dashboard or solar monitoring and energy efficiency. To watch the interview click here. To see pictures from the event visit our Facebook page. To read the tweets in order start at the bottom.
SEEA hosted its annual conference at Georgia Tech. Bringing in speakers from all over the country and Energy Efficiency leaders from all over the country. Highlights this year included a keynote by Tom Fanning of the Southern Company and a fun committee. The conference was kicked off with an eloquent speech by Mandy Mahoney, Executive Director of SEE Alliance. Mandy always seems to capture the moment and explains the current state of the business of energy efficiency in the Southeast. This year had a block buster six key notes. Southeast Green caught one and a bit. To watch the bit of Tom Fanning, CEO of Southern Company click here. To see the pictures of the event visit our Facebook page.