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Environment Georgia maps out 50 steps towards carbon-free transportation

Pollution from our nation’s cars, buses, trucks and trains is taking America dangerously off track to meeting climate goals, according to a new report written by Frontier Group and released by  Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. 50 STEPS TOWARD CARBON-FREE TRANSPORTATION: Rethinking U.S. Transportation Policy to Fight Global Warming concludes that 21st century transportation policy must quickly shift to new priorities, guided by a central goal of curbing climate-altering carbon pollution

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Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Launches

The City of Decatur and DeKalb Co. are home to the third Solarize Decatur-DeKalb officially launched last night to a packed room in the City of Decatur Rec Center. The Community Solarize program aims to facilitate major savings by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing. For the next four months businesses, homeowners and municipal buildings will be encouraged to undergo a solar evaluation and hopefully sign a contract to install solar. Pricing is based on a tier system; more participation helps to bring the price down for everyone.

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Georgia Tech Panel: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our power

Atlanta, GA—Wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources now make up just about 13 percent of the nation’s electricity supply, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy in the South is both necessary and feasible, academic experts and clean energy advocates said at a lunch panel held at Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

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Solarize Athens Ends

 

Athens, GA—June 30th marked the last day for Solarize Athens and after tabulating the results the coalition in charge of Solarize Athens, made up of Environment Georgia, the Georgia Climate Change Coalition, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, and Solar Crowd Source, announced they hit their goal of tripling residential solar in Athens-Clarke County.

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LaGrange residents call for clean energy, oppose new nuclear plant

LAGRANGE, GA -- On Monday, May 16, Sierra Club and Environment Georgia hosted 50 Lagrange residents and elected officials at a town hall at Lagrange College to urge Georgia Power to increase the amount of clean energy in its long-term plan, also called an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The utility filed its 20-year energy plan before the Georgia Public Service Commission in January and regulators will hear testimony from the company, advocates, and the public on May 17-18.

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Solar Atlanta Unveiled

Atlanta, GA—Today Environment Georgia’s Director, Jennette Gayer, joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta’s Director of Sustainability, Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, to unveil ‘Solar Atlanta’. The solar plan will install around 2 MW of solar on 28 city buildings.

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Fossil fuel interests and utilities backing attacks on solar energy in Georgia, report says

Atlanta, GA – A national network of utility interest groups and fossil-fuel industry-funded think tanks is providing funding, model legislation, and political cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, and would-be solar power owners are paying the price, says a new report by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center.

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Report: Georgia can lead the way on solar, grew 37% last year

Athens, GA – Per capita solar power capacity grew 37 percent in Georgia last year, according to a new report by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. Solar capacity per capita in Georgia has grown 533 percent since 2012, the second highest growth rate since 2012 in the country.

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Report: Utilities Vastly Undervalue Solar Energy

Atlanta, GA –Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

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Solar Freedom Bill Passes the Senate Unanimously

Atlanta, GA – Today HB 57 by Rep. Mike Dudgeon that will allow Georgians to lease their roof space to solar companies passed the State Senate. The legislation is now headed to the Governor’s desk for a signature.