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To get to zero by 2050, Georgia must cut climate pollution by 5.4 million metric tons of C02 equivalent a year.
Emissions in Georgia
Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions
We can do it. Here's how.
- Regenerative agriculture to sequester carbon in soil
- Composting to reduce landfill methane emissions
- New techniques for manufacturing CO2 emitting materials, like concrete
8% of emissions in Georgia comes from buildings.
Mostly from different types of heating.
80% of the pollution of your typical home comes from heating your space, water, and food.
There are 4.0 million buildings in Georgia and 52% of building systems are already electrified.
We need to electrify the remaining 1.9 million buildings in Georgia. That's around 69,000 per year.
That will solve 8% of the problem.
🚗 Getting Around
37% of emissions in Georgia comes from cars, trucks, and planes.
Mostly from our cars.
To cut this pollution, if you have a car, your next one needs to be an electric vehicle (EV).
Or try going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, or walking if it works for you.
There are 3.5 million vehicles in Georgia and 24,000 are already electric (0.7% of the total).
We need to electrify the remaining 3.5 million vehicles. That's around 125,000 a year.
That will solve another 37% of the problem.
🔌 Power Generation
34% of emissions in Georgia comes from making power.
Specifically from coal, gas, and oil plants.
To cut this pollution, we need to replace all dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar).
In Georgia we need to close and replace:
5 coal plants
27 gas plants
McIntosh Combined Cycle Facility
Wansley CC (55965)
Thomas A. Smith Energy Facility
Tenaska Georgia Generating Station
Dahlberg (Jackson County)
Washington County Power
Talbot Energy Facility
Edward L Addison Generating Plant
11 oil plants
Allen B Wilson Combustion Turbine Plant
Savannah River Mill
Walton Bainbridge Power Facility
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
State Farm Support Center East
Emory Decatur Hospital
Emory Hillandale Hospital
Sun Trust Plaza
...and help those workers find good jobs.
But wait! Remember how we electrified all cars and buildings?
Our machines don't pollute now, because they run on electricity!
But that means we need to make more power for those new electric machines - twice as much power as we make now!
And all of it needs to be clean power!
So to cut the climate pollution from our power, cars, and buildings we need to INSTALL 10,000 MWs of wind and 12,000 MWs of solar.
Since Georgia already has 591 megawatts of solar power generation and 0 megawatts of wind power generation, that's 355 Megawatts of wind capacity AND 391 Megawatts of solar capacity a year we need to build.
That will solve another 34% of the problem.
🏭 Other Emissions
The last 21% of emissions in Georgia comes other sources
This includes industry, landfills, and farming.
There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are a lot of great ideas!
Learn how to electrify your own machines and pass local policy to electrify the restTake Action