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Encourage Energy Efficiency


Encourage Energy EfficiencyOverview

The Southeast is among the most inefficient regions of the country, wasting tremendous amounts of energy that is generated primarily from high-risk sources like coal and nuclear. The historically irresponsible use of energy in the Southeast means there is tremendous potential for energy efficiency to address growing energy demand in the Southeast.

Energy efficiency makes economic, social and environmental sense. It is the fastest, most cost-effective, cleanest and most under-utilized energy resource at our disposal. But for the Southeast to take full advantage of this opportunity, we must overcome the barriers to energy efficiency: weak regulatory frameworks, pricing structures that reward utilities for selling more electricity, and economic models that ignore the environmental costs of conventional energy sources.

Current Initiatives

Advocate for Energy Equity in Georgia Power’s Plan

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Georgia Power Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) review process at the Public Service Commission. Thanks to advocacy from an unprecedented range of community members and leadership from Commissioners McDonald, Everett, and Echols, Georgia will be getting a whole lot more solar energy in the next three years. Please read our blog re-capping the outcome of the…

Write a Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are some of the most frequently read pages of any newspaper. Your local paper is looking for your opinion and publishing a Letter to the Editor can help educate and mobilize your community in just a few minutes. For the best chance of having your letter published you should: pick a topic you are passionate about provide a personal angle…

Do Your Part: Make Wise Energy Choices

It's important to realize that the energy choices we make everyday all have impacts - some positive, others negative, and some a blend of both. However, energy efficiency is the energy option that typically provides the most benefits with the least costs. Making the right energy choices can help you lead a greener lifestyle while saving some green, too. Learn Where you Stand by…