START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
Apr 28, 2010
Georgia utility expands commitment to solar power
More homes in Georgia will be powered by solar energy in the coming years, thanks to changes in a state utility's green energy plan.

An announcement from Georgia Power said that its plan has already been approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission, setting the stage for more residents to adopt solar energy.

The revised plan from Georgia Power now includes a premium green energy option where customers can obtain 50 percent of their power from solar sources at a cost of $5 per 100 kilowatt hour. Previously, the plan had offered a plan for people to derive 10 percent of their electricity from solar sources at a rate of $4.50 per 100 kilowatt hour block.

"With the latest changes in our Green Energy program we hope to make solar energy more attractive to our customers," said Angela Strickland, Georgia Power's director of Energy Efficiency and Conservation. "The new mechanism we've developed will ensure that we're keeping pace with customer demand for solar in a cost-effective manner."

Under the revised plan, Georgia Power will also increase the amount of solar energy it purchases from providers as participation in the Green Energy Program grows.
Bookmark and Share
Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted: Apr 28, 2010 7:25am
Jun 22, 2009
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Other
Location: United States

The Energy Bill is moving!

More than 2.5 million new, green jobs and energy independence are at stake.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to make it happen.

Tell your senators to support Sen. Brown's IMPACT Act of 2009!

Dear Alice Diane,

For decades, we have watched American manufacturing jobs shipped overseas. Now, as we face our highest unemployment rate in 25 years, the consequences of our complacency are crystal clear.

An America that can't manufacture its own goods will be a weak America. And with the clean-energy economy poised to grow exponentially, it's more important than ever to keep new jobs here.

Last Wednesday, Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio stepped up with a brand new proposal that lays the groundwork for the creation of more than 2.5 million new, green jobs. This plan provides an ironclad economic motivation for hesitant lawmakers from hard-hit states to support the Energy Bill.

The Energy Bill is moving – we need to act quickly. Tell your senators to support Sen. Brown's "Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology (IMPACT) Act."

I was in DC last Wednesday with Apollo Alliance supporters to help build momentum for this bill – it's that important. We've calculated that it would create at least 680,000 new direct manufacturing jobs and nearly 2 million jobs outside the sector.

That means more than 2.5 million Americans put to work creating clean energy technologies. The bill would:

  • Invest in loans to small- and mid-sized businesses to retool, establish, or expand clean energy manufacturing capabilities, and
  • Increase funding to help manufacturers break into clean energy markets and adopt innovative, energy-efficient technologies.

Will you stand with Apollo and Sen. Brown? Urge your senators to support businesses, workers, AND the environment by supporting the "Investments for Manufacturing Progress and Clean Technology Act."

With your help, we can generate the resources – and the political will – to create green jobs in an industry that offers a more sustainable solution for our environment, our economy, and American workers.


Thank you for taking action.


Phil Angelides
The Apollo Alliance

Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted: Jun 22, 2009 6:22am


Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.


Alice C.
, 1, 2 children
Ringoes, NJ, USA
Shares by Type:
All (72) | Blog (40) | Alert (20) | Photo (1) | Message (11)

Showing shares tagged with: green [show all]
(1 comments  |  discussions )
\\nZEN was suspended by Eric with no warning. We don\\\'t know any reasons nor how long it will last....\\r\\nI asked about it on the forum but my post was immediately deleted. 2 threads and petitions about Zen also. And 2 her help-groups. :-(\\r\\nUntill to...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Look Grandma I can stand!!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Bath time is FUN time!!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
I love it when someone reads too me!!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Just pink!!  I am the best Valentine you could have! Think Pink!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Ally Jo my little Valentine.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Look out!!  This guy just got his drivers permit!  Nathan, I am proud of you sweetheart! My first grandchild driving!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
This is my oldest daughter and her son. My Grandson!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\r\\nCOME TO: \\r\\nTucson\\\' s 32nd Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival2014 Theme: Climate JusticeThis FREE event is Arizona\\\'s largest gathering of Peace, Justice, and Environmental groups, with Live Music, Tables, Food, Entertainment, Children\\\'s ...
by Barb K.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions )
\\n\\r\\nHello my C2 Family, \\r\\nFirst let me say Thank You to those of you who have so sweetly fwd my posts. You are SO AWESOME!! I will never forget your help. Anytime I can repay the favour, please tell me. Second, my Submit button has disappeared lea...