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A Bright Future

Atlanta has vast untapped potential for solar energy. The city is blessed with 2800 hours of sunlight a year, far more than Germany, the world leader in solar power generation.

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New report outlines vision for how Atlanta can become the South’s solar energy leader

Atlanta, GA—Environment Georgia Research and Policy Center today released a new report outlining Atlanta's huge potential to become the South's solar leader.

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President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

Atlanta  – Minutes ago, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. State Advocate of Environment Georgia, Jennette Gayer, made the following statement in response: 

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New Soot Standards will Save Lives

Atlanta, GA—Today the Obama administration strengthened air quality standards for particulate matter or “soot” pollution.  Soot pollution is the deadliest of the common air pollutants, causing thousands of premature deaths every year across the country through a variety of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses.  It also contributes to haze that hangs over many of the country’s most scenic parks and wilderness areas.  Sources of soot pollution include power plants and diesel trucks and buses.  The strengthened standards, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, outline how much soot pollution can be in the air and still be safe to breathe, and better reflect the latest scientific research.

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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