A push to expand community solar in Georgia is running into opposition from the state’s largest electric utility, which has been under pressure in recent years to increase rooftop solar.
Despite the common belief that electric vehicles are more expensive than gas-powered cars, the latest findings say EVs can actually save their drivers money over time.
Georgia Power says it will need way more energy for new industry. Critics want to make sure the energy is clean. GPB’s Grant Blankenship reports on the quandary.
But 40,000 jobs could be 140,000 jobs (or more!) if Georgia decision-makers decided to prioritize clean energy investments instead of fossil fuel dependence.
Solar energy advocates anticipate lawmakers will continue to push for legislation in 2024 that could lead to big changes to industry regulations and could rapidly expand Georgia’s rooftop solar market.
Starting Jan. 1, the typical residential customer’s monthly bill will increase by $3.60 instead of the $14.32 the company requested.
The Georgia Rental Assistance Program and Georgia Power have partnered to help eligible households with their past-due utility bills.
A report released this week by the Sierra Club faults dozens of utilities that provide a major chunk of U.S. electric generation for failing to speed up their decarbonization efforts.
President Joe Biden’s administration laid out ambitious additional goals last month to boost offshore wind power generation, one of the American renewable energy industry’s emerging wide-open frontiers.
The last two years have not been easy for Georgia’s solar manufacturers and installers. Thanks to trade disputes with foreign producers, the availability of panels has been strictly managed, while shifting policies on the federal and state levels have left the market in uncertainty.