Clean Energy for All
All across the state of Georgia, people are taking action to reject dirty fossil fuels, expand clean energy, and advance energy efficiency for all.
Clean Energy in Georgia
A few interesting facts about Georgia’s energy. (Source)
Georgia's net electricity generation from renewable energy as of 2017
Cities in Georgia with 100% Clean Energy Commitments, including the City of Atlanta and Athens-Clarke County
Georgia's net electricity generation from Natural gas as of 2017
Megawatts of renewable energy generation to be added by Georgia Power by 2024, increasing the company’s total renewable capacity to 22 percent
Georgia’s net electricity generation from nuclear reactors as of 2017
Income-eligible residents will save an estimated 20% of electric energy with the new Income-Qualified Energy Efficiency pilot program
When Vogtle Unit 3 is projected to come online, followed by Unit 4 in 2022. The nuclear project's costs have doubled from $14 billion to over $25 billion.
Georgia's national ranking in both net electricity generation and in retail sales of electricity.
Holding Utilities Accountable
In the state of Georgia, Georgia Power is the largest electrical provider. The company was given status as a regulated monopoly in 1973 to provide energy to Georgians more reliably, efficiently, and affordably. Since state laws essentially guarantee Georgia Power to make a profit, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) was created to ensure that the company does not profit unfairly at the expense of Georgia’s residents. The PSC is a government body made up of five statewide elected officials who serve six-year terms. These elected leaders are responsible for regulating Georgia’s public utilities, including electric and gas.
What can the Public Service Commission decide?
How Much You Pay on Your Power Bills
Every three years Georgia Power creates a proposal on what rates to charge people each month for electricity services. The PSC holds hearings on the proposed rates and approves them.
Where Your Energy Comes From
Every three years during the Integrated Planning Process, Georgia Power creates a long-term plan for what energy resources they will invest in over the coming years. This plan must be approved by the PSC.
What You Can Do to Save on Energy Usage
Through processes like the Integrated Resource Plan, Georgia Power and the PSC set the terms or expanding residential and commercial rooftop solar, as well as energy efficiency programs.
Featured Energy News
GCV Statement on EPA’s Power Plant Rules
GCV Statement on EPA’s Power Plant Rules Georgia Conservation Voters thanks President Biden and Administrator Regan for taking a big step to limit carbon pollution and fight against the climate crisis. Contact: Alexis Greenblatt, Georgia Conservation Voters,...
Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund announces Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative Scorecard Release & Steering Committee Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2023 Contact: Abraham Park, Georgia Conservation Voters, firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-230-1491 Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund announces Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative Scorecard Release & Steering Committee...
Plant Vogtle: Georgia’s Radioactive White Elephant?
Southeast of Augusta, perched on Georgia’s eastern border, two huge cooling towers with rising plumes of steam keep the nuclear reactors below from melting down as they produce electricity for much of Georgia. These towers and their reactors (Units 1 and 2) are named...
How the Inflation Reduction Act will catalyze climate action in Georgia
Last week, Congressional Democrats in Washington passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and sent an extraordinary piece of legislation to President Biden. This $700 Billion bill includes $369 Billion towards energy security and climate solutions, making it the...
How Energy Burden Impacts Small Business Owners Across Georgia
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LCV Statement on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
https://www.lcv.org/article/lcv-statement-on-senate-passage-of-the-inflation-reduction-act For Immediate Release August 7, 2022 Contact: Emily Samsel, email@example.com, 828-713-9647 LCV Statement on Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act Washington, D.C. –...
How the Public Service Commission, Georgia Power, the IRP and the 2022 Rate Case Affects You
Society runs on energy, from the fuel in cars to the electricity that powers the appliances in our homes. In Georgia, residents get their electricity from several sources, including Georgia Power. As a power company, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Georgia...
NEW LCV AD: Sen. Warnock is Standing Up to Oil and Gas Price Gouging
For Immediate Release April 8, 2022 Contact: Emily Samsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-713-9647 NEW LCV AD: Sen. Warnock is Standing Up to Oil and Gas Price Gouging Sen. Warnock has ‘a plan that provides relief at the pump’ Atlanta, GA – The League of Conservation Voters...
At town hall, Georgia Power customers ask for faster response to climate change
Molly Samuel Published March 29, 2022 State regulators will hold hearings soon on Georgia Power’s energy plans for the next two decades. Those plans will dictate how quickly Georgia’s largest utility moves away from fossil fuels, affecting the state’s contribution to...
Sen. Nan Orrock, Rep. Becky Evans Introduce Legislation to End Plant Vogtle Monthly Surcharge for Customers
ATLANTA – State Senator Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and State Representative Becky Evans (D-Atlanta) have introduced the “Ratepayer Surcharge Relief Act” in both the House and Senate. House Bill 1503 and Senate Bill 607 seek to end the Plant Vogtle monthly surcharge for...
Clean Energy for All of Georgia
Clean Energy For All is a grassroots campaign launched by the League of Conservation Voters and its state affiliates in the Conservation Voter Movement. Add your name to join us as we demonstrate grassroots demand for clean energy and pollution-free communities and encourage state and local lawmakers to break down the barriers to expanding clean energy in Georgia.