Harding Announced as New Pine 2 Energy Co-Chair

on Aug 02 in News posted , , , , by chandlerelp

We are pleased to announce that our managing partner, Ross Harding has been selected to succeed Dean Alford as the Pine 2 Energy (P2E) Coalition Co-Chair.

The Pine 2 Energy Coalition includes forest and farm landowners and businesses, foresters, universities, environmental and conservation organizations, investors, energy developers, government agencies and other individuals and companies working to promote and expand the development of pine biomass to energy.  The Coalition supports utilizing sustainable technology to produce electricity, ethanol, industrial heat, wood pellets and other forms of energy from pine biomass.

Pine 2 Energy is a diverse group of Georgia-based companies and organizations who take pride in Georgia ’s abundance of forests and other natural resources.  The Coalition focuses on pine because of its prevalence in Georgia and the opportunity for Georgians to grow, consume, and otherwise benefit from their stewardship of these pine forests.

At meetings, members discuss key issues surrounding the industry.  Ross has recently been very instrumental in lining up speakers for meetings- including Georgia Congressman John Barrow.  We are certain that Ross’s expertise on the biomass and clean tech industry will prove to be a valuable asset to the P2E group, and we look forward to see what great things will result from this organization.


Harding attends Solar Tour on SAM Shortline

on Jul 29 in News posted , , , by chandlerelp

Energy Launch Partners had a presence at the Solar Tour on the SAM Shortline this month when our very own Ross Harding boarded the train this morning.  The event is a “Rolling Symposium on Solar Power and its Application in Georgia”.  The day was full of informative sessions on solar energy as well as other alternative energy options. Read More

Blog Post: GFA Wise Owl Award

on Jul 19 in News posted , , by chandlerelp

On our bookshelf at the Energy Launch Partners office in Savannah, sits a wooden owl.  Last night our managing partner at ELP watched a similar owl be presented to the University of Georgia’s own Dr. Dale Greene.  What visitors to our office may not know is that this decoration is not patronage to an odd or particular branch of ornithology, rather, a high honor awarded by the Georgia Forestry Association. Read More

Harding attends GFA annual meeting

on Jul 18 in News posted , , , , by chandlerelp

ELP managing partner, Ross Harding, attended this year’s Georgia Forestry Commission annual meeting. The GFA is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States. Read More

Harding presents to the IGEL class of 2011 participates

on Jul 14 in News posted , , , , , by chandlerelp

On July 13, 2011, Energy Launch Partners’ Managing Partner Ross Harding presented to the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership class of 2011 participants. IGEL offers many viewpoints, perspectives and information about the environment.  This session was constructed to give the participants the opportunity to sort through often conflicting points of view and suggest solutions. Read More

Mantex US initiates North American operations based in Savannah, GA

on Jun 09 in News posted by chandlerelp

Mantex AB, the Swedish Cleantech company of the year, and manufacturer of world leading multi energy x-ray sensor systems, has set up its first direct US operations based in Savannah GA. Read More

Energy Launch Partners has relocated!

on Apr 22 in News posted , , by chandlerelp

Energy Launch Partners is thrilled to announce that we have moved inside of the Hunter Maclean building at 200 East Saint Julian Street in Savannah, GA. Read More

ELP Welcomes Chandler Case

on Apr 22 in News posted , , , by chandlerelp

Energy Launch Partners is proud to welcome Chandler Case as Marketing Coordinator in our new Savannah office.  A Savannah native, Chandler graduated from the Georgia Tech College of Management in May 2010 with concentrations in Marketing and International Management as well as a minor in French. Read More

Harding Addresses Energy and the Economy for Emory Students

on Apr 06 in News posted , , by chandlerelp

Ross Harding to speak at Emory University on “Energy, Competitiveness and Politics – No Easy Path for the US.” As a guest lecturer he will facilitate a discussion with the economics, environment and resources undergraduates. While presenting the global issues associated with the move to a more energy constrained economy, Ross will point out that “…energy markets have always been and will always be, fertile ground for entrepreneurs.” The global move towards energy efficiency and alternates to fossil sources, creates entirely new supply chains. It is the gaps and breaks, the unsolved problems within these new supply chains that presents new economic opportunities.