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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investments in Climate Every Day of Earth Week

Atlanta, GA — To commemorate Earth Day, the Biden-Harris administration announced a slew of investments and programs aimed at boosting the clean energy economy and protecting our health and environment from the harmful effects of climate change. These accomplishments are directly benefiting the people of Georgia,  as outlined below.  “President Biden is the most accomplished […]

April 29, 2024

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ICYMI: Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion in Solar Power Funding for 900,000 Low-Income Households

Atlanta, GA – On Earth Day, the Biden-Harris administration announced 60 grantees that will receive $7 billion in grant awards through the Solar for All grant competition. These awardees will provide solar energy to 900,000 low-income households in all 50 states while generating an estimated 200,000 jobs as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse […]

April 23, 2024

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FACT CHECK: Republican Rep. Carter Claims Conservatives Are Leading on Clean Energy in Georgia, Despite Opposing the Clean Energy Plan

Washington, D.C. – In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Georgia Representative Earl “Buddy” Carter wrote, “Red states, including Georgia, are proof that conservatives are best positioned to lead on clean energy and climate change.” In fact, Rep. Carter voted against the clean energy plan in 2022, and since then congressional Republicans have pledged to kill President Biden’s […]

April 18, 2024

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Georgia Public Service Commission Votes to Increase Use of Fossil Fuels Amid Clean Energy Boom, Threatening Clean Energy Economy in Georgia

Atlanta, GA — Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to approve Georgia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan, which includes three brand new turbines to be powered with oil and natural gas. The plan also includes funding to keep coal-fired power plants open until 2035, instead of closing them by 2028 as originally planned. This […]

April 16, 2024

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Georgia Republicans Want to Repeal the Clean Energy Plan, Do They Want to Give the Money Back?

Washington, D.C. — During last night’s State of the Union, President Biden called out the MAGA Congressional Republicans who voted against his clean energy plan but touted the investments, projects, and jobs pouring into their districts thanks to the law.  MAGA congressional Republicans have pledged to kill President Biden’s clean energy plan at least 31 times — begging […]

March 8, 2024

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Rivian Pauses Plans to Build $5 Billion Electric Vehicle Factory in Georgia, Expands in Illinois Instead

Atlanta, GA – Today Rivian announced that it will pause plans to build a $5 billion electric vehicle factory—proof that Governor Kemp’s supposedly pro-business strategies are hurting everyday Georgians, not helping them. Rivian will instead focus production at its Illinois factory for now—despite $1.5 billion in state-level incentives offered to lure Rivian to Georgia.  “Kemp has claimed that […]

March 8, 2024

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SOTU Response: Georgia’s Clean Energy Boom At Risk if Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans Get Their Way

Washington, D.C. — On the heels of last night’s State of the Union address, a new Climate Power report reveals that Georgia ranks second in the nation for new clean energy projects, seeing 40 new clean energy projects, over 29,000 good-paying clean energy jobs and $23 billion in investment in Georgia since 2022.  “Georgia is leading the clean energy boom […]

March 8, 2024

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New Analysis Reveals Electric Vehicles Can Save Georgians Up to $20,100 Compared to Gas-Powered Cars Over Ten Years

Today, Environmental Defense Fund and WSP, in partnership with Climate Power, released new analysis that found many popular and widely anticipated electric vehicles (EVs) offer Georgia consumers thousands of dollars in lifetime cost savings. The analysis looked at net purchase cost of the vehicle, fuel costs, insurance costs, and maintenance costs over ten years, using Georgia specific […]

January 31, 2024

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Claims Inflation Reduction Act “Hurts Georgia,” Ignoring the 19,000 New Jobs and $21 Billion in Investment Generated in Just Over a Year

Atlanta, GA – In an interview on Bloomberg Television given at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp falsely claimed that the IRA has “hurt” Georgia more than it’s helped the state. This interview follows the governor’s “state of the state” address on January 11, in which he took credit for Georgia’s economic growth and […]

January 18, 2024

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $57 Million in Awards for Clean School Buses in Georgia 

Atlanta, GA — This week, the Biden-Harris administration announced nearly $1 billion in funding to 67 applicants to transition to electric and low-emission school buses. This groundbreaking investment, part of $5 billion authorized for the Clean School Bus Program under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will assist in the purchase of more than 2,700 clean school buses in 280 school […]

January 10, 2024