May 20, 2020

SGR Client Cherry Street Energy to Provide 5.5 MW of Solar Energy to Emory University

Solar Power Emory

SGR’s Sustainability Practice Group is proud to have provided the legal support to our client, Cherry Street Energy, in reaching a groundbreaking agreement with Emory University to install and operate 5.5 MW of solar energy across Emory’s Atlanta campus.  Per Emory’s press release, found here, the Solar Energy Procurement Agreement (SEPA) establishing Cherry Street’s project will result in “one of the largest deployments of on-site solar power at a higher education institution in the Southeast.”  SGR has represented Cherry Street Energy since it was founded to take advantage of the market created by the Solar Power Free Market Financing Act of… Read more

Jun 16, 2014

Cox Enterprises Announces National Employee Solar Program

Through its Cox Conserves sustainability program, Cox Enterprises is launching a national employee solar program that will provide incentives for employees who choose to install solar panel systems on their homes. The program was announced by Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy today in a session on energizing employees at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference. Cox’s employee solar program was initially piloted in California through a partnership with SolarCity and has nearly 100 participants who can pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility bills. “When we launched Cox Conserves, we really wanted to encourage our employees to be eco-friendly,” said Kennedy. “Whether you are a… Read more

Jan 17, 2014

Climate Consciousness at Emory University

SGR is pleased to publish sustainability developments and achievements of our clients.  This week we provide an update from Emory University, one of the nation’s leaders in sustainability on college campuses. December 2011, Emory University adopted a Climate Action Plan that chronicles the University’s sustainability efforts to date and sets forth a series of goals and recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the future. Two presidentially appointed committees – the Climate Action Plan Committee made up of faculty, staff, and students, and the Carbon Reduction Task Force made up of Campus Services staff – studied the issues, assessed feasibility,… Read more

Jan 26, 2011

Our Top 5: The Weekly Round-up, Environmental & Sustainability — January 26, 2011

1) Environmental Groups Sue EPA to Tighten Pesticide Regulations Environmental conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to tighten regulation of pesticide use, arguing that the agency was not consulting wildlife officials. The Center for Biological Diversity has successfully sued the EPA on similar grounds, focusing on individual species, but the new suit seeks a broad change in policy by the agency to meet what it says are Endangered Species Act rules. Source: Reuters, 2011-01-21. 2) After Health Repeal, House Turns to Revising Clean Air Act Now that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal… Read more

Oct 22, 2010

This Week on Speaking of Green: Mandy Mahoney, City of Atlanta Director of Sustainability

This week “Speaking of Green” will feature Dennis Creech of Southface. As the City of Atlanta celebrates its first “Sustainability Week,” join us for a special conversation with Mandy Mahoney, the City’s Director of Sustainability. Topics of discussion will include Atlanta’s progress in sustainability initiatives, Mayor Reed’s goals for Atlanta regarding sustainability and the events supporting the week. To tune in this week, or catch up on past episodes, please visit “Speaking of Green” is a weekly blogcast on issues ranging from corporate sustainability to creating green jobs to the future of renewable energy in the south. Please contact for… Read more