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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Stop Solar Tax

At a hearing held by Georgia's Public Service Commission Environment Georgia's Ragan Davis delivered the following statement in opposition to Georgia Power's proposed solar tarriff.

News Release | Environment Georgia

New Rule Signals an End to Dirty Power Plants

Atlanta, GA – On the heels of a summer full of extreme down pours proceeded by extreme drought in Georgia, the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Plant Scherer #1 Largest Carbon Polluter in the Country

Macon, GA –Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center released a report today on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in Macon GA. The Riverwalk that runs along the Ocmulgee flooded earlier in the year following extreme rain events. The combination of heavy rains and extreme drought is a pattern that has been felt all over the state and is in line with what scientists predict will become more common due to climate change.  Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center’s report ranks Georgia 8th in the country for most carbon pollution from its power plants, and ranks Plant Scherer as the number one largest single source of climate change pollution in the country.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Obama Administration Should Use Sound Science to Protect Georgia’s Waterways

Atlanta, GA– Today the Obama administration has taken a significant step forward in clarifying the science connecting America’s waterways and the drinking water for millions across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board released a report today, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence, which reviews the scientific literature outlining the impact that small waterways have on larger bodies of water downstream.

News Release | Environment Georgia

New Report: Georgia Currently 23 in the Nation for Solar Power

ATLANTA – Today, Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. Georgia, however, missed the cut and ranks 23rd in the nation for per capita solar installations. But, Georgia should not be written off yet, in the past year the Georgia Public Service Commission has voted to expand Georgia’s solar market by over 700 MW.

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