Georgia is a state sprawling over 57 thousand square miles, 24th largest in the US, and half of that space is covered by pine trees; the state has the most commercial forestland in the country. With a quarter of California’s population, 10.6 million people call the Peach State home, making it the 8th largest in the US. In addition to peaches, Georgia is also a top producer of peanuts, pecans, and Vidalia onions.

Sea level rise poses an urgent threat to Georgia’s economy and environment, where seas are rising more rapidly because Georgia is subsiding. Mid-Atlantic states sit on a bulge, caused by an ice sheet during the last Ice Age, which is continuing to settle downwards. As a result, the sea level rise in this region is accelerating at twice the global average. More severe storms, a well-known result of climate change, are also a particularly concerning effect in Georgia, a state often in the path of hurricanes and tropical storms.

The increasing temperatures add to the threat Georgia’s economy faces, as warmer weather will reduce crop yield and human productivity in sectors like farming, construction, and utilities. Additionally, Georgia’s healthcare system ranks 46th in the country, with an infrastructure lacking to deal with the adverse health effects of extreme heat.
Two nuclear reactors are under construction in Georgia, the first to be approved by the US Nuclear Registration in 30 years, which have planned startup dates for 2021 and 2022. Currently, nuclear power comprises a sizeable portion of Georgia’s energy generation, outranking coal but falling short of natural gas. Renewable energy, however, makes up less than 8% of Georgia’s energy generation, about half of which comes from biomass.

Historically, state policies have been hostile to solar expansion and the state legislature has pushed back on creating incentives to lower the cost of solar energy. However, since 2013, when the PSC, led by Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Jr., required Georgia Power to install hundreds of megawatts of solar farms, solar has become 2% of Georgia’s energy. And, in 2015, the state, joining with more than two-dozen other states, passed policies allowing third parties to finance limited-sized solar systems. Its Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act allowed homes and businesses to host solar panels installed and operated by a solar provider. As a result, Georgia has become #9 in the country for installed solar capacity.

While Georgia as a state has not committed to the Paris Climate Agreement or adopted a climate adaptation plan, Atlanta, Georgia’s largest city, has stepped up. In Atlanta, city-owned buildings will use only renewable energy by 2025 and the entire city will move to renewables by 2035. Polls show that Georgians tend to support the efforts being led by Atlanta; 75% support regulating CO2 as a pollutant and 82% support funding more research into renewable energy.

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Slim pickings: Peach crop wiped out across much of Georgia

By Meris Lutz and Drew Kann 06/02/23
Jim Markley’s 1,300 peach trees are usually so laden with fruit this time of year his workers take a Wiffle bat to the branches to thin out the crop, leaving thousands of tiny unripe peaches…
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Georgia’s carbon emissions fell. Is it enough to halt climate change?

By Drew Kann 05/17/23
As the planet continues to warm and heat records are shattered, there is some encouraging climate news: Total greenhouse gas emissions in Georgia fell by roughly 5% between 2017 and 2021, a report published this…
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Tackling climate change in Georgia | What it looks like

By Melissa Nord 05/17/23
The conference in Athens brought together more than 500 people from various communities to talk about solutions to changing climate
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Georgia’s hedge against climate change: the Okefenokee’s peat

By Mary Landers 05/02/23
As Michael Lusk pilots a flat-bottomed Carolina Skiff into the open water of the Okefenokee’s Grand Prairie, he spots his quarry. Several meters wide and dotted with grasses and water lilies it’s a soggy brown…
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A tougher pecan: Georgia farms explore climate change mitigation

By Marisa Mecke 04/27/23
As spring arrives and summer draws near, Georgians are gearing up for in-season produce to crop up: pecans, peaches, melons, tomatoes and everything else under the Georgia sun. While Georgia may be best known for…
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GA Farmers Look to Congress for Support to Fight Climate Change

By Shanteya Hudson 04/11/23
Georgia farmers are watching a bill that is being reintroduced in Congress for ways to help their farms become more sustainable and less likely to contribute to the warming climate. The Agriculture Resilience Act is…
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Georgia’s Years-Delayed Nuclear Plant Finally Starts Splitting Atoms

By Molly Taft 03/09/23
The troubled Vogtle plant, which is billions of dollars over budget but will be a key source of carbon-free power, has reached a crucial milestone.
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Where is Future Public Safety Training Facility aka ‘Cop City’ in Atlanta?

By Devanshu 03/06/23
Heavy plumes of smoke were seen coming from the future site of the Atlanta public safety training center as protestors clashed with police. Currently, there is a heavy police presence along Key Road in southeast…
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Georgia legislators call for funding for Cumberland Island erosion research

By Merisa Mecke 03/04/23
The sandy beaches, expanses of marsh and wild horses on Cumberland Island draw visitors to the barrier island each summer, but as with every other beach on Georgia's coast, that beloved terrain is shifting.
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A warming climate meant fewer freezing nights this winter. What’s the effect on Georgia?

By Peter Biello 03/02/23
Warming temperatures across the U.S. have meant fewer nights when the temperature drops below freezing. Climate scientists expect this trend to continue. According to meteorologists at the nonprofit Climate Central, assuming a moderate amount of…
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Analysis finds Renewables cheaper than all Southeast coal plants

By Maggie Shober 03/02/23
Energy Innovation has released updated analysis comparing the cost of continuing to operate coal plants to replacing them with solar, wind, or batteries. The results are clear: continued reliance on coal is expensive, and each…
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100,000 Green Jobs Announced Since US Adopted Climate Law, Study Finds

By Carly Wanna 02/06/23
Between last August, when President Joe Biden’s landmark climate bill became law, and the end of January, companies have announced more than 100,000 clean energy jobs in the US, according to an analysis released Monday…
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Georgia Students Envision a Clean Energy Economy for the Community

Residents in Clayton County, Georgia are no strangers to environmental action. In 2022, the Clayton County school district successfully applied for the first round of EPA Clean School Bus Program funding, and will be putting…

Harris promotes huge community solar deal in Georgia visit

Continuing its efforts to promote renewable energy, the Biden administration on Thursday announced what it says will be the largest community solar effort in U.S. history, enough to power 140,000 homes and businesses in three…

Why buildings are at the center of Atlanta’s fight vs. climate change

City sustainability chief Chandra Farley wants to boost an energy tracking program and tap federal funds to upgrade city properties

Georgia Power proposes $2.1-billion rate hike

Georgians’ electric bill could go up again by a lot. Georgia Power is asking the Public Service Commission for a rate increase of more than $2 billion. It could go even higher if its own…

A bipartisan bill would ban future mining around Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in North America and one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders, is a rare ecological treasure. Home to thousands of native plants and animals—including at least 15,000 alligators—it also…

Georgia bill establishes rules for EV charging

Georgia’s state House approves legislation designed to prepare the state for electric vehicles, establishing a tax on charging station use and that customers should pay by the kilowatt-hour. (Capital Beat)

EV fans celebrate Georgia charging bill, but some concerns remain

Electric vehicle advocates are cheering a bill that advanced out of a state House committee last week that would change how EV charging works in Georgia.

GASEIA Applauds Bill to Improve Market and Consumer Choice

The Georgia Homegrown Solar Act of 2023 builds on these successes to provide for (1) Updated Monthly Net Metering, (2) The Creation of Non-Profit Community Solar, and (3) Enhanced Customer Data Access. The bill does…

Georgia Cities Set Big Goals for Renewable Energy

Georgia communities are leading the way in making sure that all of us have clean air, affordable energy bills, and good jobs that help make our communities healthier and stronger. The unified government of Athens-Clarke…

How Georgia Power helps grow Atlanta’s data center industry

As Georgia Power converts more of its grid to renewable sources, the state becomes more attractive to data centers.

Another 70-MW solar project will support Facebook company Meta

The Tennessee Valley Authority, Meta (formerly Facebook), Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) and Silicon Ranch broke ground on a 70-MWAC solar facility in Madison County, Tennessee. The McKellar Solar Farm will support Meta’s regional operations with…

Sustainability planners at ATL draft plan for 100% renewable energy by 2035

Jeff Denno and Polly Sattler are proud of the recently opened ATL West parking garage at the airport. With fully programmable LED lighting, parking space detection, and dozens of electric vehicle charging stations, ATL West…

QTS Signs Agreement with Georgia Power That Adds Nearly 350 Megawatts of New Renewable Energy to the Power Grid in Atlanta

The agreement is part of Georgia Power's Customer Renewable Supply Procurement (CRSP) tariff. Through CRSP, energy from up to 1,000 megawatts of renewable resources will be available for subscription by new and existing commercial and…

Georgia Legislators Face Big Clean Energy and Transportation Opportunities

The five policies listed below are of particular significance for Georgia’s transition to clean energy and its role in addressing the climate crisis. The fate of these bills for this year will be decided in…

Silicon Ranch Selects Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives to Construct 70 MW Regenerative Solar Project in Georgia

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (NASDAQ: IEA) (“IEA” or the “Company”), a leading infrastructure company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, today announced it has been awarded a contract by Silicon Ranch Corporation to…

Plug Power taps ABB for $300M hydrogen plants

The big picture: The first of the company's two new plants, "Project Gateway," will be North America's largest production facility for so-called green hydrogen. Located in Gennessee County in Upstate New York, it is set…

State Senate committee OKs bond financing option for Plant Vogtle project

Senate Bill 421 would authorize Georgia Power to pursue securitized bond financing to recover some of the costs of the Vogtle project as well as what the Atlanta-based utility is spending to retire its fleet…

Form Energy announces partnership with Georgia Power to test 100-hour iron-air battery

Georgia Power will collaborate with Massachusetts-based startup Form Energy to deploy an energy storage project of up to 15 MW/1500 MWh using a novel iron-air-exchange flow battery technology, the companies said Wednesday.

Georgia Power seeks nod for 2.3 GW more renewables in 2022

The proposal is included in the company’s 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was submitted with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) on Monday, Georgia Power said. The IRP, filed every three years, outlines steps…

Georgia Power plans to double renewables, ditch all coal

The moves, which reflect the electric company’s continued transition to cleaner fuel sources, would help Southern achieve a net-zero carbon goal by 2050 for electricity. Other steps at Georgia Power include extending the life of…

Climate Champs Pressure Georgia Department of Transportation

Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (IIJA, P.L 117-58) perform well vis-à-vis important goals, especially tackling climate change and improving racial equity? It all depends on how it’s implemented.

Athens navigates 2035 renewable energy goals

By Jake Drukman 04/15/21
For Michael Songster, an Athens home builder, sustainability is more than just an interest. It’s about combating climate change, securing the future for his family and protecting the outdoor world he loves.

Preparing for Climate Change in Georgia

Georgia has not developed a statewide adaptation plan. Other resources from the Adaptation Clearinghouse, which have been developed by the state and localities to help communities prepare for climate change, are highlighted below.


Georgia Solar Panels: Pricing and Incentives

You might be surprised to learn that Georgia is a leader in solar energy. The state ranks 9th in the nation for solar energy generation and receives about 3.49 percent of its electricity from solar…

Georgia State Profile and Energy Estimates

Georgia is located at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has the largest land area of any state east of the Mississippi River. Elevations in the state increase from sea level along…

Energy State Bill Tracking Database

The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.

The First National Flood Risk Assessment

The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.

The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Georgia

Between 2017 and 2019, Georgia experienced four tropical cyclones, six severe storms, one winter storm, and one freeze. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.

State-by-State: Climate Change in Georgia

Georgia is vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding, coastal storms and increasing temperatures which threaten the state’s agriculture and energy industries as well as human health

GIS for Climate Change Analysis, Planning, and Action

In the coming decades the state of Georgia will face larger and larger challenges due to climate change. With continuing business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, by 2100 the average temperature across the state will increase by…

Georgia Climate

The Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society brings together expertise from disciplines throughout the University of Georgia to share research on how our state will be affected by climate change.

Georgia Climate Conference explores what’s at stake for state

To stimulate conversation and share innovative solutions, the conference engaged experts and leaders from a sweeping range of perspectives. That included elected officials from both sides of the political aisle, state employees and mayors, public…

Climate Policy

Earth’s changing climate is one of Georgia’s most significant long-term environmental challenges. The Georgia Conservancy is therefore committed to the development and promotion of policies and practices that lessen the adverse impacts on the environment…

An increase in stagnant summer air is expected to continue across the U.S.

Georgia currently averages about 20 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, it is projected to see more than 90 such days a year.

An Update on Our Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the spirit of fostering health and prevention in the wake of this pandemic, we’ve had to make some big scheduling changes here at Georgia Organics. On this page (click here), we have listed events,…

What does a changing climate mean for Georgia? What can we do about it?

We are building a state-wide network to address these questions.


“Georgia. Georgia on my mind.” A state known for its sprawling peach fields, its southern hospitality, and as a gateway to the Appalachian Trail. It was the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the…

What Climate Change Means for Georgia

Our climate is changing because the earth is warming. People have

100% Renewable Energy

Imagine being able to power your life without harming the environment. Imagine our country producing and consuming energy while we enjoy healthy, livable communities. We have the power to give kids growing up today a…

Energy Generation

In a changing world where energy resources are becoming more scarce, alternative sources of energy become more important. The Center of Innovation for Energy Technology focuses on identifying and supporting the technologies that utilize local…

Georgia Profile Analysis

Georgia is located at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has the largest land area of any state east of the Mississippi River.1 Despite its location near Appalachian coalfields and oil and…


Climate Change Remains a Partisan Issue in Georgia Elections – Inside Climate News

By Meris Lutz   10/14/22  
This story comes from our partners at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For more on the news and events in metro-Atlanta and Georgia, visit The next governor of Georgia and the winner of the state’s high-profile U.S.…
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State regulators approve Georgia Power’s plans to retire all coal plants by 2028 except for Plant Bowen

By Lulia Gheorghiu   07/22/22  
State regulators unanimously approved Georgia Power’s 2022 Integrated Resources Plan, or IRP, on Thursday, which includes retiring all of its coal plants by 2028, with the exception of two units from Plant Bowen totaling nearly…
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Georgia nuclear plant’s cost now forecast to top $30 billion

By Associated Press   05/09/22  
A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. A financial report from one of the owners on Friday clearly pushed the cost of Plant…
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Advocates call for faster climate action as Georgia Power hearings begin

By Emily Jones   04/01/22  
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.
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Brief introduction to renewable energy incentives in Georgia

By Cocaz Legal   03/29/22  
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…
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Local governments want to weigh in on Georgia Power’s energy strategy

By Tyler Estep   03/22/22  
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.
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Emissions data aims to help Georgians target climate change solutions, energy poverty

By Emily Jones   03/19/22  
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…
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How credit and climate change collide for Black farmers in Georgia

By Maggie Monast   03/18/22  
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…
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How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia

By David Gelles   03/14/22  
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…
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How an Electric Truck Factory Became a Lightning Rod in Georgia

By David Gelles   03/14/22  
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…
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Ga. senator pushing to help Tybee Island combat climate change

By WTOC Staff   03/09/22  
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…
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By Tara Yarlagadda   03/08/22  
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…
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Most Georgians prefer clean energy over coal – study

By staff writer   03/02/22  
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…
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How The Pentagon and Partners Are Working Together to Combat Climate Change

By Joseph Gordon and Jack Greenberg   02/04/22  
For years, the U.S. Defense Department has been advancing on another front that is critical to—but not often associated with—national security: conservation. In fact, the Pentagon, which oversees millions of acres of land and water,…
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Georgia Power to go coal-free by 2028, double renewables by 2035, but advocates decry gas plans

By Iulia Gheorghiu   02/03/22  
Georgia Power plans to retire its coal capacity by 2028, according to the 3-year Integrated Resource Plan submitted to state regulators by the utility on Monday, but clean energy advocates raised questions about a dearth…
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In Georgia, Bloated Costs Take Over a Nuclear Power Plant and a Fight Looms Over Who Pays

By James Bruggers   01/21/22  
Ballooning cost overruns and construction delays at Georgia Power Co.’s Vogtle nuclear project threaten to cost the state’s electricity consumers billions of dollars in the decades to come, a new think tank report concludes.
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Georgia’s ‘Carpet Capital of the World’ now makes solar panels, too

By YCC Team   01/07/22  
Dalton, Georgia, is home to some of the world’s biggest carpet companies. “We are the floor-covering capital to the world, and we’re very proud of that,” says Carl Campbell of the local economic development authority.
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Combined Heat and Power as a Platform for Clean Energy Systems

The state of Georgia could dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, while creating new jobs and a healthier public, if more of its energy-intensive industries and commercial buildings were to utilize combined heat and power…
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Georgia farmers experiment with new crops as the climate changes

By YCC Team   11/05/21  
Summer is the time to enjoy fresh, delicious peaches from Georgia. But winter weather is key to a good harvest. Peach trees need a period of cold to bloom well and produce abundant fruit. The…
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Now on Hold, Georgia’s Progressive Program for Rooftop Solar Comes With a Catch

By James Bruggers   09/10/21  
The math worked for adding solar panels to the roof of Temple Beth Tefilloh, a 135-year-old Jewish congregation that occupies a Moorish Revival-style building in historic Brunswick, Georgia.
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Environmental group, elected officials push for clean transit

By Ariel Schiller   09/08/21  
Electric school buses might sound like something futuristic, but Blue Bird has been making them since 1994.
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Climate change safety: What the crisis means for your state

By Jamie Greenberger   09/05/21  
Six years, 141 days, and just under 18 hours. At the time of publication, this is how long we had to achieve zero emissions to keep our planet habitable for future generations. By the time…
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Drawdown Georgia and Solar Power in the State

By Alexia Ridley   09/01/21  
Reducing carbon emissions is a task facing scientists, environmentalists and others around the globe. Experts in Georgia one of the biggest sources of renewable energy available for the Peach State is Solar energy. Unfortunately, only…
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Corps ruling secures metro Atlanta’s water from Allatoona for decades

By Tammar Hallerman   09/01/21  
For the third time in less than five months, metro Atlanta received assurance from federal authorities that a significant portion of its water supply needs will be secure in the decades to come.
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Red Cross encourages planning during National Preparedness Month

Families across the country are feeling the impact of climate change as we see more intense storms, heavier rain, higher temperatures, severe droughts, and record-setting hurricanes and wildfires. The American Red Cross of Georgia urges…
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What The U.N.’s ‘Code Red’ On Climate Means For Georgia

By Leah Flemming and Tiffany Griffith   08/26/21  
The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850. That's just one of the findings in a new report by the United Nations. The authors of the report say the world must…
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Solar Power Booms in Georgia, Where It Isn’t Mandated

By Elena Shao   08/22/21  
Georgia has no mandates requiring power companies to add renewable energy and hasn’t made climate change a political priority. Solar power is booming there anyway.
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Climate Conference highlights statewide projects, risks to vulnerable communities

By Lauren McDonald   08/14/21  
“What will we say 50 years from now about what we did in 2021?” Johnson asked the audience of the Georgia Climate Conference, which concluded Friday on Jekyll. “What will they say about our efforts?…
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Another ‘Water Wars’ Case Goes Georgia’s Way

By Molly Samuel   08/12/21  
There’s more good news for Georgia in the decades-long legal battles between the state and its neighbors over water: A judge has sided against Alabama in a case concerning metro Atlanta municipalities’ use of water…
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A Special Edition of ‘Closer Look’: Georgia And Climate Change

Rose Scott and Daniel Rayzel   08/12/21  
A report released Monday by the United Nations says global climate change research is clear: human-caused emissions are accelerating global warming.
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Report Finds 100% Renewable Energy Feasible In Georgia

By Emily Jones   06/17/21  
A new report finds that if Georgia Power wants to meet the Biden administration’s clean energy goals, the utility needs to act quickly.
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Sen. Warnock: Biden’s infrastructure plan can help repair America’s divisions

By Brian Roewe   05/05/21  
When a family dispute just seems like it can't be solved, sometimes the best solution is to work on a home project together: painting the garage, upgrading the bathroom or kitchen, or finishing the basement.…
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Georgia Awarded RCPP Projects to Help Mitigate Climate Change and Protect Natural Resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the investment into two projects in Georgia designed to help mitigate climate change and protect natural resources. In all, USDA is inve
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A green tech battery plant is transforming a deep-red part of Georgia

By Greg Bluestein   04/26/21  
The size of the SK Innovation electric battery plant is staggering, a construction project so vast it splays out along an industrial highway as far as the eye can see.
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Georgia AG: Biden’s climate change working group could cost Georgia jobs

By Neyamekye Daniel   04/26/21  
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said President Joe Biden's executive order addressing climate change is an authoritative overreach that could kill a selection of Georgia jobs and impose more burdens on Americans.
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Report: Close Georgia Power Coal Plants Faster To Avoid Climate Crisis

By Stanley Dunlap   04/22/21  
A new environmental report says that Georgia Power’s parent company and other regional utilities are not doing enough to reduce greenhouse emissions to avoid climate disaster.
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Report: Close Georgia Power Coal Plants Faster To Avoid Climate Crisis

By Stanley Dunlap   04/22/21  
A new environmental report says that Georgia Power’s parent company and other regional utilities are not doing enough to reduce greenhouse emissions to avoid climate disaster.
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Electric Vehicles Lead Clean Energy Job Growth In Georgia

By Emily Jones   04/19/21  
Georgia ranks 16th in the country for jobs in clean energy, according to the latest Clean Jobs America report from the business group E2.
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Biden plan could boost roads, transit in Georgia

By David Wickert   04/14/21  
President Joe Biden has proposed a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that includes spending on everything from clean water to broadband internet to child-care facilities. It includes $621 billion for a variety of transportation initiatives. The…
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Biomass accounts for half of Georgia’s renewable power in 2020

By US Energy Information Administration   04/13/21  
In 2020, Georgia generated 5.8 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity from biomass, or about 10 percent of the nation’s total, the second most of any state
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Biden faces tough choice over a battery plant in Georgia

By Gavin Bade   04/08/21  
President Joe Biden’s ambitious electric vehicle plan has run into a huge hurdle with U.S. trade law, forcing him to choose between swing-state jobs and American intellectual property rules that have come under intense scrutiny…
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Stacey Abrams helped Georgia go blue. Now she wants it to go green.

By Emily Pontecorvo   03/18/21  
Though best known for her voting rights work, stacey abrams is a fierce climate advocate. The former georgia state representative and gubernatorial candidate has worked on environmental issues since her college days in the ’90s,…
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Silicon Ranch selects Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives to construct 100 MW of solar in Georgia

By Tim Sylvia   01/18/21  
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Silicon Ranch to build the 100 MW Lumpkin Solar Farm, located in Stewart County, Georgia.
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Georgia among hardest hit states in clean energy job losses

Due to the hard-hitting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clean energy industry finished 2020 with its fewest number of workers since 2015. It also marked the first year clean energy saw a decline in…
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Why Ikea just bought an 11,000-acre forest in Georgia

By Adele Peters   01/14/21  
In southeast Georgia, a forest covering nearly 11,000 acres was at risk of being split up and developed. But a conservation organization acquired the land to protect it—and Ikea’s parent company, Ingka Group, just bought…
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How the Georgia election results just raised Biden’s climate ambitions

By Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson   01/07/21  
With Democrats poised to take control of Congress, the prospects for President-elect Joe Biden to pursue more aggressive policies to tackle climate change and other major environmental problems have expanded overnight.
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Warnock, Ossoff Win Senate Seats In Georgia, Widening Potential For Clean Energy Policy From Congress

By Emma Foehringer Merchant   01/06/21  
Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff clinched victories in Georgia’s Tuesday runoff races for the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press, giving Democrats control of both chambers of Congress as President-elect Joe…
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Georgia’s Blue Swash Tees Up a Flood of Green Spending

By Liam Denning   01/06/21  
Hopes of a wave broke two months ago, but Georgia seems to have delivered a Blue swash. What does the improbable election of Raphael Warnock and, most likely, Jon Ossoff in the state’s Senate runoffs…
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Teen Activists Push Climate Change Message Amid Georgia Senate Runoffs

By Alex Vuocolo   01/06/21  
With Georgia's Senate runoff election underway, a pair of local environmental activists are spreading their message about the need to fight climate change.  "Our biggest message is that people need to be thinking about the…
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In Georgia Senate Race, Warnock Brings a History of Black Faith Leaders’ Environmental Activism

By James Bruggers   12/31/20  
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor and his funeral was held, has been a leader in a growing movement among American Black churches to embrace environmental…
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