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The U.S. is using less energy today per dollar of economic activity than at any time in modern history. So why are electricity prices rising? The answers are numerous. Visit www.gatech.edu/energybuzz to check out the Georgia Tech Energy Sustainability Index featuring articles by Nobel Prize Laureate and Georgia Tech Professor of Public Policy, Dr. Marilyn Brown.
The Georgia Tech Athletic Association is installing photocells and solar breakers to decrease the amount of energy used by Bobby Dodd stadium's lights during the day. The Technique reports how the work of students made this switch possible.
A Georgia Tech VenutreLab company, and current ATDC resident Suniva has announced plans for a 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Norcross, just north of Atlanta. Suniva will be building the some of the world's most efficient solar cells. Suniva was founded by Georgia Tech Professor Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi. Visit the VenutreLab blog (see: additional links) for more information on this important development.
Ajeet Rohatgi and several other university, government, and business leaders received Community Awards from the Georgia Sierra Club at the groups's 25th Anniversary Gala, held on June 28 at Park Tavern. Dr. Rohatgi was recognized for his efforts to help move both Georgia and the U.S. into a clean energy economy through his solar energy research at Georgia Tech.
The newly formed Vegetarian Society at Georgia Tech is open to all students. Formed as
The recently launched Sustainable Atlanta web site (sustainableatlanta.org) utilized the expertise of some Georgia Tech students and faculty to develop policies on environmental sustainability. The site notes:
The hard work of Georgia Tech fans has resulted in a record-breaking season off the field. The Georgia Tech game day recycling program has exceed their goal to recycle over ten tons of waste by the end of the football season. Georgia Tech fans and game day recycling volunteers worked hard to exceed the goal.