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New Report Highlights Solar Energy in Atlanta and Other Major U.S. Cities

Atlanta– Today, Environment Georgia was joined at the Atlanta headquarters of Hannah Solar by Atlanta’s Director of Sustainabilty, the Chairwoman of Atlanta’s Utility Committee and the CEO of Hannah Solar to release a new report, “Shining Cities:  At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities.  

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across America—increasing 200-fold in the United States since 2002—and major cities are helping to lead this clean energy revolution. Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution shows that cities from every region of the U.S. are driving solar development with strong public policies – reaping important benefits for the environment, public health, and the economy. By building local solar power, cities can keep more of their energy budget at home and create good local jobs.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Atlanta, GA- Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 57% of Georgia’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and Beyond: Underfunded, Under Threat

Atlanta– As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Atlanta Sees Air Quality Progress but More Action Still Needed

We applaud Atlanta for meeting this air quality standard but, urge continued vigilance and action to truly protect Atlantans from the dangers of air pollution. So, while this progress is good news the bad news is recent studies have shown that a much more protective standard is needed.

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