Georgia WAND will be speaking about the need, moving forward, for Georgia Power to invest resources in sustainable, clean, transferable and equally-paid jobs and renewable energy, not natural gas or other dirty energy sources.
The City of Atlanta recently passed a resolution to have city buildings 100% renewable powered by 2025 and the city of Atlanta as a whole being 100% renewable powered by 2035. Although not a mandate, this is the direction we’re headed. Therefore, we have many opportunities to work with Georgia Power to facilitate this transition, starting with a hard look at its portfolio, placing workers and the environment at the center of its growth model. To date, Georgia Power customers have payed more than $1.2 billion in Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery fees. Let’s hold the industry accountable for paying the workers the $22 million up for discussion, not the ratepayers. And then let’s continue building a new, healthy energy economy.