Savannah-based real estate developer Melaver Inc.’s commitment to environmental stewardship has earned it the prestigious Argon Award for Success in Sustainability. The company will receive the award from Atlanta environmental nonprofit Southface on Tuesday at the eighth annual Visionary Dinner.
The Argon Award committee, comprised of Southface staff and leaders in the environmental community, chose Melaver to receive the 2006 Argon Award for its outstanding dedication to environmental and quality of life issues.
Oregon's PGE Number One In U.S. For Residential Green Power Sales
PGE's leadership in renewable power dates back to the 1990s when the company agreed to purchase the entire output of Oregon's first major wind farm. In 1999, PGE was one of the first utilities to offer a renewable power product to customers and later became the first utility in the nation to include a fish habitat option. In December of 2005, PGE began purchasing the entire output of the new Klondike II wind farm in Oregon.
Air Force committed to energy-efficient strategies
According to Dr. Sega, the Air Force is also looking at alternative sources of energy, from potential conversion of natural gas or coal to jet fuel, to increased use of renewable energy sources.
In October, the Air Force won a 2005 Green Power Leadership Award for its commitment to green power as the nation's largest purchaser of renewable energy for 2004. Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions, the award recognizes organizations whose actions help advance the development of the nation's renewable energy market.
This Green Beer's the Real Deal
Brooklyn Brewery, located on Brewer's Row in Brooklyn, New York, is one of a handful of breweries around the country that uses sustainable energy when producing its beer.
Its choice of method is wind power, which provides 100 percent of the brewery's energy needs, making the 1,658,000 gallons of beer it produces green year-round.
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