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Republic Services’ Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects Online

Republic Services’ latest landfill gas-to-energy project will generate 24.1 megawatts of electricity when at capacity at three Georgia landfills. The waste management company partnered with Mas Energy on the renewable energy project, which involves capturing methane — a potent greenhouse gas — from the landfills and routing the gas to … Read more »

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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan Becomes Law, 24 States Sue to Block Carbon Rule

The EPA published the Clean Power Plan in the federal register today, making existing power plants in the US legally responsible to limit carbon pollution for the first time. Under the new carbon law, existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 … Read more »

Kodak

Kodak Process-Free Plates Eliminates Printers’ Water, Chemical, Energy Use

Kodak today opened a new manufacturing line to meet demand for its Sonora Process Free Plates, which eliminates the water, chemical and energy use required by processed plates without sacrificing quality or productivity. The manufacturing line, at Kodak’s Columbus, Georgia facility, is the first time these plates have been manufactured … Read more »

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Verizon Diverts 2 Million Pounds of E-Waste, Sets New Goal

Verizon today achieved its goal to collect 2 million pound of electronic waste, reaching its 2010 target eight months early. The company also set a new goal: to collect another 2 million pounds of e-waste by 2020. Verizon met its earlier five-year e-waste goal during today’s e-waste recycling rally in … Read more »

Georgia’s LEED Ban Awaits Governor’s Signature

A Georgia bill that would effectively ban state-owned buildings from seeking LEED certification is waiting for the governor to sign it into law, WABE reports. The bill requires state buildings that seek any green building certification must use a program that allows Georgia lumber. LEED uses a forestry standard that … Read more »

Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Brewing Adopts Novelis’ Recycled-Content Evercan

Novelis has signed another brewery to use its high-recycled content aluminum can sheet, evercan. Red Brick Brewing Company, Georgia’s oldest operating craft brewery, will now offer its beer in aluminum cans made from Novelis’ evercan. Red Brick will expand its beverage packaging options to include evercan aluminum cans for all … Read more »

Trinity Consultants

Trinity Consultants Joins Forces with Atlanta-Based Smith Aldridge

Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, has combined with Smith Aldridge, an environmental consulting company located in Atlanta, Georgia. The merger of these two air-quality-focused firms provides enhanced service capability for companies in Georgia and the broader southeastern US, the firms say. … Read more »

Commercial Development Company Buys 58-Acre Brownfield, Plans Remediation

Commercial Development Company Buys 58-Acre Brownfield, Plans Remediation

Commercial Development Company, a North American commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company, has acquired a 58-acre, environmentally distressed waterfront industrial site in Savannah, Georgia from Atlantic Wood Industries. Environmental Liability Transfer, an affiliate of Commercial Development Company, has assumed responsibility for legacy environmental liabilities associated with the site and … Read more »

DOE Awards $13.4M to Develop Biofuels, Bioproducts

Five projects will receive up to $13.4 million in US Department of Energy funding to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts. The DOE says these projects will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from biomass, while also reducing carbon emissions. The department has set a … Read more »

Nuclear Industry Calls Clean Power Plan Unfair

States and energy utilities say the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan – designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions – would penalize nuclear energy, a sector that produces no greenhouse gases, according to the Washington Examiner. The Clean Power Plan is intended to produce a 30 percent cut in power-sector emissions … Read more »

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IBM Big Data Improves Agricultural Efficiency

IBM’s weather forecasting technology will help Georgia farmers improve agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent, the company says. The Flint River Partnership (which includes the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy) tapped IBM big data to enable smarter irrigation. … Read more »