With a wave of the checkered flag, the fourth Green Racing season came to an end in late October at the Petit Le Mans – an American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. The Green Racing protocols – published by the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and SAE International – emphasize cleaner fuels, efficient vehicle technologies, and speed in the races that adopt them, such as the Petit Le Mans.
Community Leaders Institute Held at Savannah State University
A Community Leaders Institute (CLI) was held September 6 and 7, 2013, in the King Frazier Student Center at Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia. Sponsors included the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, Savannah State University, Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Walton Electric Membership Corporation (WEMC) is an electric cooperative that serves 100,000 customers in ten northeastern Georgia counties. WEMC provides a number of incentives to residential members who wish to increase the energy efficiency of a residence.
One of these residential incentives is for the purchase and installation of eligible solar water heating systems. Residents must purchase the system from Walton EMC in order to be eligible for the $200 rebate.
For more information on these rebates, contact the Walton EMC offices.
Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is an electric cooperative that serves approximately 100,000 customers in 10 northeastern Georgia counties. Walton EMC provides financial incentives for residential members that wish to improve the energy efficiency of eligible residences. Residents in existing homes that switch from a fossil fuel heating system to an all-electric heat pump, either unitary, geothermal or package, can qualify for a $200 rebate. Customers may also receive a rebate of $150 for the installation of a heat pump water heater.
Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is an electric cooperative that serves 100,000 customers in ten northeastern Georgia counties. Walton EMC offers the Prime PowerLoan program for both residential and commercial accounts. Customers with good utility payment record, credit application, credit report and property title can receive prime rate financing for the installation of, among other things, weatherization measures. On loans up to $4,500, there is a $15 origination fee that includes a credit check.
The Quality Jobs Tax Credit provides a tax credit of $2,500-$5,000 per job, per year, for up to five year to companies that create at least 50 jobs in a twelve month period. Credits may be carried forward for ten years.
The Natural Gas Competition and Deregulation Act's stated intent and purposes are to: promote competition; protect the consumer during and after the transition to competition; maintain and encourage safe and reliable service; deregulate those components of the industry subject to actual competition; continue to regulate those services subject to monopoly power; promote an orderly and expeditious transition of the industry toward fully developed competition; provide for rate-making methods which include the use of straight fixed variable rate design, the recovery of certain stranded costs a
The Entrepreneur and Small Business Loan Guarantee Fund (ESB) were created by the OneGeorgia Authority to encourage the development or rural, locally owned, small business. The program, in partnership with accredited Georgia financial institutions, provides loans to eligible entrepreneurs and small business owners living in rural areas. These loans range from $35,000 up to $250,000 at competitive interest rates. The OneGeorgia Authority guarantees up to 50% of the loan, which can be used for start-up, fixed assets, or working capital.
Grants to Green is a collaborative grant program of The Community Foundation, and Southface Enterprise Institute. The program offers grants to nonprofits for energy efficiency upgrades to existing buildings or for buildings that are built more efficiently than required by the building code. In order to qualify for a grant, the nonprofit must first have an Energy and Water Use Audit or a Green Building Design Review (in the case of a new building). The Community Foundation will provide an audit (Assessment Award) at no cost.