Clean energy in Georgia has increased substantially in the last decade and represents more than 80,710 jobs in the state. Solar power in Georgia has increased 15x since 2015 and is poised to reach 25x by 2026. Cities, including the cities of Atlanta, Athens, and Savannah have pledged to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035. Despite the fact that fossil gas has surpassed coal as the predominant fuel for electricity generation in Georgia, the state is still home to the largest coal-fired power plant in the USA. After Unit 4 of Plant Scherer closed at the end of 2021, that left Plant Bowen as the largest in the USA. After years of delays and cost overruns, the first of two new uneconomic and unwarranted nuclear units (Plant Vogtle Unit 3) reached commercial operation in 2023, with Unit 4 to follow in 2024. These units pose health risks to nearby residents and will saddle Georgia ratepayers with increased costs for decades to come.

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