Clean energy in Georgia has increased substantially in the last decade and represents more than 76,000 jobs in the state. Georgia experienced a 100-fold increase in solar power over a 5 year period and by the end of 2017 ranked in the top 10 in the USA. Cities, including the City of Atlanta, have pledged to achieve 100% clean energy within the coming decades. Despite the fact that natural gas has surpassed coal as the predominant fuel for electricity generation in Georgia, the state is home to the largest coal-fired power plant in the USA (and two of the top four). Plus construction continues on two uneconomic and unwarranted nuclear units, the only nuclear plants currently under construction in the USA. These units pose health risks to nearby residents and will saddle Georgia ratepayers with increased costs for decades to come.

Join us to learn more about our work in Georgia
Stay up-to-date on Electric Vehicle policies & outreach in the Southeast
|

Four Southeast Utility Regulators to Watch

E&E News published an interesting article yesterday on state energy regulators that are "shaking things up," and four of them hail from Southeast states. We recognize the four regulators highlighted below, do…

|

SACE Input on the Georgia Power IRP (Integrated Resource Plan)

SACE formally intervenes in the Georgia Power IRP (Integrated Resource Plan) process. This blog summarizes our recommendations for expanding energy efficiency and renewables in the plan.

|

Rewarding Failure: Taxpayers on Hook for $12 Billion Nuclear Boondoggle

Vogtle’s nuclear expansion is billions of dollars over budget, its completion is far from certain, and the federal government is once again coming to the rescue. This guest blog was posted with…

see more related posts >