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.
Despite clear indications from both the Georgia Public Service Commission Staff and Georgia Power that great uncertainty lies ahead for the massively over-budget and delayed Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project, the only remaining new nuclear power construction project in the country, the Commissioners today voted 4-1 to adopt a Stipulation that concerned organizations, including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, opposed in the 19th Semiannual Vogtle Construction Monitoring proceeding.
EV Day on the Capitol is an opportunity for owners and supporters of electric transportation to urge legislators to support expanded electric transportation throughout Georgia. Join electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts to share information about electric vehicles with legislators on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm.
Georgia Power reported a whopping 6-to-1 savings ratio for every dollar spent on energy efficiency, but the company trails far behind regional leaders and the national average on the relative size and impact of their programs.