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Georgia and the Clean Power Plan

Georgia and the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan affords both benefits and burdens to communities in the Southeast. Georgia WAND has been raising concerns about two major issues.

1)   My first big concern is nothing new: the plan validates nuclear plants under construction by making them eligible for emissions credits, despite the increased environmental contamination in communities living near the expanding sites, including Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Shell Bluff, in Burke County.

2)  My second concern is that southern states, which have been home to the dirtiest energy infrastructure in the country, the lowest per capita income, and other equity concerns, now face the threat of falling even further behind. New nuclear plants under construction in TN, SC, and GA pose formidable challenges to investing in renewable energy infrastructure and energy efficiency. What is going to happen in a few decades when southeastern states are even further behind economically and environmentally because we will lack adequate renewable energy infrastructure?

Please join Georgia WAND as we pose these questions at a town hall on Georgia's implementation of the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon pollution from the U.S. power sector to 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. Georgia must submit its initial state implementation plan by September 2016.

Town Hall Discussion: Georgia's Options for Implementing the Clean Power Plan

Georgia Tech and Climate@Emory are co-hosting a Town Hall meeting to explore the key decisions Georgia must make in developing its state plan and the potential impacts these decisions will have on our environment, our economy, our pocketbooks and our health. This event is intended to engage a broad range of stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners, students, and the general public.

WHEN: Monday, September 28, 1-4pm

WHERE: Georgia Tech University

Tech Square Research Building - Banquet Hall

85 Fifth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Registration required.
To RSVP or for questions, contact CPPTownHall2015@pubpolicy.gatech.edu.

Contact Us

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc.

250 Georgia Avenue SE
Suite 202
Atlanta, GA 30312

404-524-5999 - phone

info@georgiawand.org

Georgia WAND is funded by:

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