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Energizing Georgia

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 17, 2016

Georgia is another good example of an all-of-the-above energy state. As an energy producer, Georgia has more nuclear electric power than any other energy source. At the same time, natural gas is the state’s leading fuel for generating electricity, accounting for 40.2 percent of its net generation in 2015. As a heavily forested state, Georgia produces large volumes of feedstock for biomass electricity generation, ranking third in net electricity from biomass in 2014.

Click on the thumbnail for a two-page energy infographic for The Peach State.

 It truly takes an all-of-the-above energy approach – including oil and natural gas, nuclear, renewables – to energize a state and a country.

The approach is working in the United States, supported by an American energy renaissance that has seen reserves in shale and other tight-rock formations unlocked with safe hydraulic fracturing.

The U.S. leads the world in oil and natural gas production today thanks to fracking – and increased use of cleaner-burning natural gas developed with fracking is allowing our country to lead the globe in reducing energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide.

Sustaining and building on that progress is possible if we choose the right energy policies. Page 2 of the infographic details the benefits of a pro-development path – and also the potential negative impacts of a path characterized by regulatory constraints.  

Energy is essential for virtually every aspect of our daily lives. It powers national, state and local economies, gets us to work and goes into products we rely on for health and comfort. Safe, responsible energy development here at home is linked to national security as well as Americans’ individual prosperity and liberty – in Georgia and all the 50 states of energy.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joins API after spending 16 years as national editorial writer in the Washington Bureau of The Oklahoman newspaper. In all, he has been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years, including six years as sports editor at The Washington Times. He lives in Occoquan, Virginia, with his wife Pamela. Mark graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in journalism and earned a masters in journalism and public affairs at American University. He's currently working on a masters in history at George Mason University, where he also teaches as an adjunct professor in the Communication Department.