Category Archives: energy consumption

U.S. Energy Department Praises Local Arby’s for Energy Reduction


(APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy came to Atlanta to highlight energy efficiency, including a stop by the world’s most energy efficient Arby’s, at 1751 Howell Mill Road.   The company has cut energy use by 38 percent at its Howell Mill restaurant in Atlanta, a significant achievement, the Department says.   The […]

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Atlanta Announces Policy to Report Buildings’ Energy Consumption

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(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta’s large commercial buildings will be required to report their water and energy use under a newly adopted City ordinance that aims to reduce commercial energy consumption and cut carbon emissions.   Mayor Kasim Reed announced the new policy on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.   “We are building on our success with the Better Buildings Challenge to […]

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(IPS) Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Cars

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Aug 29 2012 (IPS) – A 120-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to the nationwide Electric Vehicle (EV) Project aims to promote and expand the use of electric vehicles in the United States. The EV Project has a goal of handing out 14,000 free electric vehicle […]

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(IPS) New Clean Air Rules Force Some Coal Plants to Close

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Utility companies across the U.S. have announced plans to shut down and retire several coal-fired power plants following a new rule published by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intended to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. The new rule, […]

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