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.
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Solar Power Fans Pine for Sunnier Days After Georgia Lawmakers Stalled Big Changes
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.
We’re All Paying for Georgia Power’s Mistakes. But We Shouldn’t Have to. | Opinion
With Georgians having to pay more money for their utility bills, financial challenges and utility disconnects are becoming increasingly common statewide. And a major cause of those bigger bills? Plant Vogtle.
Georgia Power Customers Will Foot $1.8B Rate-Hike Tab After State Regulators OK Three-Year Plan
Starting Jan. 1, the typical residential customer’s monthly bill will increase by $3.60 instead of the $14.32 the company requested.
Some GA Households to Receive Assistance with Utility Bills
The Georgia Rental Assistance Program and Georgia Power have partnered to help eligible households with their past-due utility bills.
As Utilities Spend Billions on Transmission, Support Builds for Independent Monitoring
An aging electric grid, fossil fuel power plant retirements and a massive renewable electricity buildout are all contributing to a boom in transmission and distribution wire projects by electric utilities across the country.
Georgia Power Pushed To Expand Solar Program As State Regulators Consider 12% Rate Hike Request
Another round of hearings in Georgia Power’s rate case concluded Thursday with the final day dominated by a debate over whether the utility should expand its popular rooftop solar program.
For Offshore Wind Aspirations To Become Reality, Transmission Hurdles Must Be Cleared
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.
Following National Trend, Another GA Coal-Fired Power Plant Retires
Trimmol Gomes Georgia Power is reducing its reliance on coal by phasing out several coal-fired units. However, clean-energy advocates say the company should dispose of all its waste correctly and not pawn the cost of cleanup on ratepayers. After years of pressure from concerned community members and clean-energy advocates, Georgia Power has been following a …
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Inflation Reduction Act to Strengthen Solar Industry Within Georgia
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.