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.
Every three years Georgia Power is required to inform the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on how it will provide energy to meet electricity demand of its 2.7 million customers over the next 20 years. On July 21st, the commission approved Georgia Power’s 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that would shut down all but two of Georgia Power’s coal-fired power plants in the state.
On July 21st, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) will vote on a new energy plan, outlining how Georgia Power will generate our electricity over the next 20 years. The plan will have huge implications on some of our most pressing issues relating to public health, the economy, and the environment.
A fight is set for the coming months as state regulators weigh how much Georgia Power’s customers will pay for electricity and to close coal ash ponds against how much the company and its shareholders will shoulder.