Tag Archives: renewable energy

City of Atlanta Preparing to Embrace Solar Panels

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(APN) ATLANTA — After years of inaction because solar panels were deemed unfeasible, the City of Atlanta appears on the verge of possibly implementing a new solar power plan.   Former State Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (D-Atlanta), director of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability, told Atlanta Progressive News that she’s working with various departments to finalize a plan to install solar […]

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(IPS) Government, Industry Partner to Promote Electric Cars

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/08/u-s-government-and-industry-partner-to-promote-electric-cars/ 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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Arrington Jr., Carr Responses to APN HD 62 Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of State House races, we sent questionnaires to the candidates in the HD 62 race.  Candidates Marvin Arrington, Jr., and Kip Carr provided their responses; Benny Crane failed to respond to an email and numerous phone messages; and LaDawn B. Jones “LBJ” declined to respond. “I have received your survey.  Yet at this […]

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Phelps, Rep. Kaiser Respond to APN HD59 Questionnaire

(APN) ATLANTA — William Phelps and State Rep. Margaret Kaiser (D-Atlanta) have provided their responses to the Atlanta Progressive News Candidate Questionnaire for State House District 59. Charter schools, as noted below, emerged as a major issue of contention between the candidates.  Phelps criticized Rep. Kaiser for co-sponsoring HR 1162, calling it a “grave mistake.”  Kaiser did not directly answer […]

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(IPS) Citizens Reclaim Energy Cooperatives

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107625. ATLANTA, Georgia, Apr 30, 2012 (IPS) – As the United Nations and countries around the world look at cooperatives as an alternative economic model for the production of energy, rural energy cooperatives have thrived for over eight decades in the U.S., and citizens in some parts of the country […]

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