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News Release | Environment Georgia

Clarkston becomes third municipality to phase out single use plastics in government buildings

 

City of Clarkston. — On Tuesday May 4th, Clarkston Council passed a resolution to end purchasing of single use plastics and polystyrene in City of Clarkston buildings. The resolution provides the City with one calendar year to phase out purchasing and use of single use plastics and polystyrene and transition to sustainable alternatives.Clarkston follows the lead of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta which have passed similar resolutions aimed at phasing out single use plastics. Under the new resolution, purchasing of single use plastics and polystyrene will be prohibited on all City of Clarkston property. 

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Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days | Lisa Frank

Our new progress report finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New report shows Georgia has significant offshore wind potential

Georgia could provide more than enough electricity to meet its 2019 electricity demand and over half of what it’s projected to use in 2050 with offshore wind, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The report, Offshore Wind for America, examines U.S. offshore wind potential by both coastal region and by state, while documenting the status of existing projects and technological advances. Georgia could provide 112% of 2019 electricity usage with offshore wind alone.

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Renewable Energy 101

Georgia's institutions of higher learning have invested in everything from efficient heating, cooling, and transportation to renewable energy sources. These campuses are rigorously addressing the climate crisis, saving money, and educating students and community members in the process. These case studies illustrate the importance, challenges and opportunities of technologies and strategies associated with building a 100 percent clean, renewable energy system.

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