Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
(NBC) - The Adobe Co. in California isn't letting a downtown office location get in the way of green energy innovation. The company has installed 20 wind turbines.
The installation of the windspire virtical axis wind turbines is nearly complete, and the turbines go on-line later this month, delivering green energy to what is perhaps already one of the greenest office complexes in the world.
Randy Knox, Adobe's senior director for global workplace solutions, says the company is always looking for ways to stay cutting edge with energy technology. Solar didn't quite work with their downtown space, but a windy sixth-floor courtyard was an opportunity for wind power.
The windspire was a better fit. Both for aesthetics and for safety.
"One of the concerns here was birds," he explained. "Because we do have the peregrine falcons in the area, and these are supposed to be very bird friendly."
The 20 windspires will put out enough electricity to power 10 average-sized homes, but that's barely a drop in the bucket for one giant-sized software company.
With that in mind, the folks at Adobe admit the wind turbines are more symbolic than practical. They are taking the symbolism a step forward, saying the power generated will be used to run the semaphore on the roof of the building and power electric cars in the basement.