Vice President Harris’ Georgia Visit Will Illustrate How the Biden-Harris Clean Energy Plan is Turbocharging our Clean Energy Economy

WASHINGTON, DC — Vice President Harris’ tour of Qcells will spotlight how clean energy businesses are thriving in the South. The Biden-Harris administration’s affordable clean energy plan is galvanizing clean energy economic growth—providing good paying, family sustaining jobs that don’t require four year degrees. 

Georgia is ground zero for America’s escalating clean energy job growth. Thanks to the clean energy plan, Georgia’s economy is thriving and employing thousands of working class Georgians. The Qcells project also has the support of Gov. Brian Kemp and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, proving that clean energy jobs are now a bipartisan winner. 

Here are some facts related to Georgia’s growing clean energy economy: 

  • According to Climate Power’s Clean Energy Jobs Report, in the six months since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, nearly 12,000 jobs have been announced or furthered. 
  • The same report found that $12.96 billion have been invested in the state of Georgia to create or develop 10 clean energy projects in Georgia. 
  • Some notable company announcements include Qcells’ new $2.5 billion clean energy plant and FREYR Battery will invest $2.57 billion in a battery cell production company—creating over 700 new jobs. 

Additionally the Biden-Harris administration has invested in cost saving energy programs. Last year, the Department of Energy announced over $218 million in investments would be allocated to help Georgians save on energy costs, and make homes more energy efficient. 

We have Georgia clean energy leaders available to speak on the state’s clean energy job growth and Vice President Harris’ visit. Please reach out to Meghan at [email protected] to schedule.