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Using Passive Systems In Your Home to Reduce Your Expenses All Day, Every Day

It’s important for homeowners to understand the difference between active and passive systems. One can save you a huge amount of money on the other!… Read more

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Keystone XL Public Comment Period Now Open

The U.S. Department of State has opened a public comment period for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. You have until March 7th to share your opinion!… Read more

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Carbon Isn’t the Only Concern for Electricity Production, This Chemical Is Critical Too!

RTAblog_2013_0725_CoalPowerPlantCarbon gets all the attention in discussions about energy production. Carbon emissions from power plants making electricity are blamed for climate change yet we don’t talk about a chemical critical to our survival.… Read more

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The Top Five Water Resources Issues for All Americans in 2013

RTAblog_2012_1226_FaucetThere’s a new political climate at the federal and state levels of government. With the presidential election decided, we have some direction regarding policy and budget so state governments will plan accordingly. Water is one of the issues that we … Read more

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Savannah International Clean Energy Conference: The 7 Take-Aways

Why not just publish the take-aways for the conference rather than a three-part summary of the event? We thought the notes were too important to omit AND the take-aways greatly benefit from the context provided by the two earlier summaries. … Read more

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Savannah International Clean Energy Conference: Renewables, Efficiency & Planning

This is the second post in a three-part summary of the 2012 Savannah International Clean Energy Conference. If you’ve not read the first post, you can find it here.… Read more

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What Did You Miss at the Savannah International Clean Energy Conference?

The agenda for the Savannah International Clean Energy Conference was diverse and aggressive – Sunday reception with Governor Deal and Senator Isakson, Monday: 7am – 9pm + Tuesday: 7am – 6pm. To summarize the event and 11 pages of notes, … Read more

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Journal Entry: “Smart Water Solutions for Atlanta”, featuring Charles Fishman

Earlier this month, we shared an event notice for “Smart Water Solutions for Atlanta” through our social media accounts. The gathering was held today at the AT&T Midtown Two Auditorium. Here are a few notes from the event…… Read more

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Is it Time to Install Your Winter Shower Head? Here’s How to Decide…

RTA_blog_2012_1024_ShowerHeadSome of us pay attention to water conservation because it’s important to us, others because it’s mandated by law. If you’ve installed a 1.5gpm shower head, it may be time to change for the winter.… Read more

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Clean Water Act! Time for a Midlife Crisis?

RTA_blog_2012_1018_CuyahogaRiverIn June of 1969, an oil slick on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River caught fire. A river on fire and other similar incidents caused a national awakening to water quality issues. To what end?… Read more

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Holiday Shopping: Sales Tax Holiday for ENERGY STAR & WaterSense Labeled Products

RTA_blog_2012_1001_EnergyStarLabelGot your shopping list ready? Georgia is holding a sales tax holiday for ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labeled products October 5th through the 7th! The per-item limit of $1,500 allows Georgians to make significant purchases. Since energy and water are … Read more

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Steven Hayward Speaks about “The EPA and Private Property”

haywardSteven F. Hayward was invited to speak at Hillsdale College‘s Allen P. Kirby Center about “The EPA and Private Property” on July 12th, 2012. We try to look at both sides of any issue so here’s his insight on … Read more

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Crimes & Misdemeanors: Georgia’s Water Conservation Law Takes Effect

Lake Lanier Drought

Lake Lanier DroughtIn its 2010 legislative session, Georgia’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 370  “relating to water supply and water conservation”. The bill was sponsored by Georgia Senator Ross Tolleson, Chair of the Senate’s Natural Resources & the Environment committee.… Read more

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White House Round Table on Energy, Environment & Conservation

White House Round TableOur own Ryan Taylor was included in a small group that met with Acting Assistant EPA Administrator Nancy Stoner and EPA Region 4 Administrator Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming for a White House advisers round table on the 26th of June, 2012.… Read more

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