Centuries of burning fossil fuels – such as oil, coal, and natural gas – have released carbon pollution into the atmosphere that is warming the climate, and the impacts of climate change already harm residents of Southeast through human health hazards, economic burdens, and reduced quality of life. Carbon pollution needs to be eliminated quickly or else the climate will continue to warm and cause greater impacts to the Southeast including flooding from sea level rise and heavier storms, long stretches of miserably hot days, and drought and hardships for farmers. Fortunately, we have the solutions already: solar and wind energy are now the least expensive forms of new electricity in the country and opportunity abounds in the Southeast for energy efficiency. Electric vehicles are now cost-competitive with conventional cars and are widely available. The solutions are at hand, but citizens need to keep elected officials and energy companies accountable.

Read the "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" 2021 Report
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SACE is launching a new grassroots campaign in Georgia!

Join us as we work to Renew Georgia by coming together to be the generation that secures a stable climate and prosperous future through a clean energy transformation that benefits us all.

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What my kids taught me about the climate crisis

My kids found out about climate change one morning while I slept in, and I will never be the same.

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Combining multiple strategies to address urban mobility needs while electrifying transportation is essential to reach our climate targets

As we work toward electrifying transportation, we must keep in mind that while replacing every vehicle on the road with an EV would vastly reduce emissions, it could also perpetuate existing inequities…

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