Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.
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By Shannon Kaestle on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 11:30 am
Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.
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By WUFT News on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm
GRU and area agencies are discontinuing the special hotline for complaints about noise from the biomass plant.
By Rachel Kurland on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm
Some Alachua County residents are still hearing noises from the biomass plant, even after the installation of noise-absorbing acoustic panels.
By Zak Dahlheimer on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am
WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.
By Caitlin Sinett on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm
The GREC and Gainesville City Commission still have not reached an agreement on the purchase of the biomass plant, and now Commissioner Randy Wells wants reassurance that the plant will not be purchased in the future for less.
By Jennifer Tintner on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm
A biomass plant is causing more issues between GREC and the city commission as the commission negotiates to buy the plant.
By Caitlin Sinett on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 10:19 am
Braddy and his colleagues talk about what’s been done in the first 100 days, and what may be to come for Gainesville under Braddy’s direction.
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