While thousands of individuals are involved in the wind industry, many in the general public still find wind energy to be a bit of a mystery. Global Wind Day provides those individuals with an opportunity to gather more information about wind energy by participating in various wind events, such as tours to wind farms, public forums with wind experts and rallies in support of wind energy.
Yesterday, SACE hosted the first ever Wind Energy Day at the Georgia State Capitol. This event was sponsored by Senator Lester Jackson (D-Savannah). The first day of spring started with the senator speaking about the benefits of wind energy from the Senate floor and letting other Senators and gallery attendees know about the exciting presentations we had planned for the day. Senator Jackson also used this opportunity to give recognition to SACE and the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) for our participation in Wind Energy Day. Several days before Wind Energy Day, Senator Jackson introduced a resolution lauding the benefits of wind energy – a first of its kind in Georgia.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it will be preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for a potential meteorological data collection facility offshore from Tybee Island, Georgia. The EA is the next step in advancing Southern Company’s potential plans for building meteorological tower and/or meteorological buoy to gather data to help determine the feasibility of [...]
Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation, SACE and over 45 partner organizations issued a new report, The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future. This report looks at several aspects of offshore wind development, including the environmental and economic benefits, the [...]
On August 31, SACE and the Sierra Club hosted the “Wind Works: For Jobs, for Georgians” rally on Tybee Island. The Tybee Pier and Pavilion, where the rally was held, proved to be a great spot for the event. We were able to reach out to about 300 people – substantially from the coastal community – [...]
Last Friday was Global Wind Day, a worldwide event that occurs annually on June 15th. This day presents an opportunity for children and adults to celebrate wind energy by visiting wind farms, participating in wind events, and learning all they ever wanted to know about wind energy. As stated on the Global Wind Day website, [...]
Last week I attended the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WindPower 2012 Conference and Exhibition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A large portion of my work is focused on offshore wind energy so I chose to attend sessions that addressed offshore wind energy’s viability in the Southeast, new technology developments, current policy barriers [...]
Earth Day Savannah took place on April 21 in Forsyth Park and provided excellent learning opportunities and fun for all ages. The event, which was sponsored by the City of Savannah Water and Sewer Bureau, provided the community and visitors with several festivities to engage in; including RecycleRama, the Forsyth Farmer’s Market, and an Earth Day [...]
Congratulations to the Tybee Island Community Resource Committee for hosting the Tybee Island Water & Energy Fair, the Tybee Island City Council for adopting the “Tybee Island Wind Power Resolution,” and the coastal community at large for bringing our state one step closer to a clean energy future!
SACE staff Chris Carnevale and Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. We commend the Tybee Island City Council for passing the “Tybee Island Wind Power Resolution” last night. The resolution recognizes the significance of the coastal Southeast’s vast wind resource and its opportunity for affordable, clean, renewable energy and economic development. City Councilman Paul Wolff [...]