On April 17, Extinction Rebels held a march at the Georgia Power building to continue to demand a 100% clean energy plan for Georgia in the utility company’s long-range plan. Georgia Power is currently in the process of seeking approval for its Integrated Resource Plan for the state of Georgia, which is its 20-year plan for providing energy to the state. Currently the plan includes continued use of coal plants and a mere 1000 MW of solar.
Georgia Power’s plan for energy in Georgia is an inadequate response to the climate emergency. The city of Atlanta plans to shift to 100% clean energy by 2035 (which is also not soon enough), and we demand that the entire state of Georgia do the same – even faster. We have lots of sunshine in the south! We must transition immediately away from all fossil fuels to save the human habitat and prevent our own extinction.