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Advocates call for faster climate action as Georgia Power hearings begin

By Emily Jones Photo: Susan Montoya Bryan , AP Photo

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WABE and Grist, a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future.

04/01/22
                                                               

Brief introduction to renewable energy incentives in Georgia

By Cocaz Legal

Georgia is rich with untapped hydropower resources, but shows also potential for development of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. The first attempts to incentivizing renewable energy generation, by establishing regulatory framework for renewable energy projects, dates back to 2008, when the Government of Georgia approved State program “Renewable Energy 2008”.

03/29/22
                                                               

Local governments want to weigh in on Georgia Power’s energy strategy

By Tyler Estep

For the first time ever, a group of green-thinking local governments have requested permission to participate directly in the state’s review of Georgia Power’s plan for meeting future energy needs.

03/22/22
                                                               

Emissions data aims to help Georgians target climate change solutions, energy poverty

By Emily Jones

Georgians can now see how much of the pollution that causes climate change is coming from their county. A new tool that shows emissions information by county comes as international scientists have released a report saying action on climate change is more urgent than ever.

03/19/22
                                                               
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How credit and climate change collide for Black farmers in Georgia

By Maggie Monast

Earlier this week, the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund hosted a listening session for its Black farmer-members in Georgia in collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund. The federation is a nonprofit cooperative association of Black farmers, landowners and cooperatives based primarily in the Southern states. In the listening session, 15 farmers discussed their ongoing concerns about access to credit and climate change impacts, as well as how coalition building and advocacy can support them in continuing to farm.

03/18/22
                                                               

How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia

By David Gelles Photo: Matthew Odom , The New York Times

It is billed as the largest economic development project in the history of Georgia, an electric vehicle factory that could grow to be five times as large as the Pentagon and produce as many as 400,000 emissions-free trucks a year.

03/14/22
                                                               

How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia

By David Gelles Photo: Matthew Odom

It is billed as the largest economic development project in the history of Georgia, an electric vehicle factory that could grow to be five times as large as the Pentagon and produce as many as 400,000 emissions-free trucks a year.

03/14/22
                                                               

Ga. senator pushing to help Tybee Island combat climate change

By WTOC Staff

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff is pushing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to create a network of sensors along Georgia’s coast.
He says the sensors would collect data on rising sea levels and help first-responders prepare as storms approach the coast.
“I’m announcing a push in the senate to build an integrated sensor network up Georgia’s coast that will collect long-term data about sea levels and flooding and storm surge, and also provide first responders with real-time data they need in an emergency,” Sen. Ossoff said.

03/09/22
                                                               

4,000-YEAR-OLD OYSTER SHELLS REVEAL HOW CLIMATE CHANGE TRANSFORMED ANCIENT SOCIETIES

By Tara Yarlagadda

On a barrier island off the coast of McIntosh County, Georgia, archaeologists have been scrutinizing mounds of leftover shells, bones, and other artifacts. These heaps of debris, known as shell rings, might contain clues of how Native Americans of the ancient past adapted to climate change.

03/08/22
                                                               

Most Georgians prefer clean energy over coal – study

By Mining.com staff writer

A recent survey carried out on behalf of researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia found that a majority of residents of the US state of Georgia strongly support new solar and wind power capacity over new coal-fired plants and believe the government should set a carbon emissions reduction goal.

03/02/22