To get to zero by 2050, Georgia must cut climate pollution by
5.4 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.

Emissions in Georgia

Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions

Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.

This is how we're going to do it.


Georgia's climate pollution, by source
🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Decarbonize Our Buildings

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    8% of Georgia's climate pollution comes from buildings.

    We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.

    To cut this pollution...

    Let's electrify our heat!

    We'll replace...

    ...in all of Georgia's 4.0 million buildings.

    In fact, 52% of buildings in Georgia are already fossil fuel free!

    That means we only need to electrify the remaining 1.9 million dirty buildings in Georgia. That's around 69,000 per year.

    Percent of Buildings electrifiedA chart showing the share of Buildings that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.51.53% have been electrified, and the remaining 48.47% are fossil fuel based.Buildings ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all buildings cuts 8% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Decarbonize Our Transport

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    37% of Georgia's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.

    But mostly from cars.

    To cut this pollution,

    your next car must be electric.

    Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!

    There are 3.5 million vehicles in Georgia and 24,000 are already electric (0.7% of the total).

    We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 3.5 million gas-powered vehicles. That's around 125,000 a year.

    Percent of Vehicles electrifiedA chart showing the share of Vehicles that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.0.7% have been electrified, and the remaining 99.3% are fossil fuel based.Vehicles ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all transportation cuts 37% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Decarbonize Our Power

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    34% of Georgia's pollution comes from burning coal, gas, and oil to make power.

    Dirty power plant

    To cut this pollution...

    Put solar panels on your roof!

    Then, we'll replace all fossil fuel power plants with solar and wind farms.

    We need to replace dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar)

    ...and find good jobs for those workers.

    Current Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Georgia

    5 coal plants

    Name: Scherer
County: Monroe
Megawatt Capacity: 3,564
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Scherer
    Monroe County
    3,564 MW

    Name: Bowen
County: Bartow
Megawatt Capacity: 3,540
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Bowen
    Bartow County
    3,540 MW

    Name: Wansley (6052)
County: Heard
Megawatt Capacity: 1,957
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Wansley (6052)
    Heard County
    1,957 MW

    Name: McIntosh (6124)
County: Effingham
Megawatt Capacity: 988
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    McIntosh (6124)
    Effingham County
    988 MW

    Name: Hammond
County: Floyd
Megawatt Capacity: 953
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Hammond
    Floyd County
    953 MW

    27 gas plants

    Name: Jack McDonough
County: Cobb
Megawatt Capacity: 3,447
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Jack McDonough
    Cobb County
    3,447 MW

    Name: Yates
County: Coweta
Megawatt Capacity: 1,487
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Yates
    Coweta County
    1,487 MW

    Name: McIntosh Combined Cycle Facility
County: Effingham
Megawatt Capacity: 1,377
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    McIntosh Combined Cycle Facility
    Effingham County
    1,377 MW

    Name: Wansley CC (55965)
County: Heard
Megawatt Capacity: 1,239
Utility: Southern Power Co

    Wansley CC (55965)
    Heard County
    1,239 MW

    ...and 23 more

    11 oil plants

    Name: McManus
County: Glynn
Megawatt Capacity: 704
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    McManus
    Glynn County
    704 MW

    Name: Allen B Wilson Combustion Turbine Plant
County: Burke
Megawatt Capacity: 318
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Allen B Wilson Combustion Turbine Plant
    Burke County
    318 MW

    Name: Savannah River Mill
County: Effingham
Megawatt Capacity: 140
Utility: Georgia-Pacific Consr Prods LP-Savannah

    Savannah River Mill
    Effingham County
    140 MW

    Name: Walton Bainbridge Power Facility
County: Decatur
Megawatt Capacity: 80
Utility: Walton Bainbridge LLC

    Walton Bainbridge Power Facility
    Decatur County
    80 MW

    Name: Boulevard
County: Chatham
Megawatt Capacity: 47
Utility: Georgia Power Co

    Boulevard
    Chatham County
    47 MW

    Name: Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
County: Camden
Megawatt Capacity: 30
Utility: Kings Bay Naval Base

    Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
    Camden County
    30 MW

    Name: CNN Center
County: Fulton
Megawatt Capacity: 13
Utility: Turner Properties Inc

    CNN Center
    Fulton County
    13 MW

    Name: State Farm Support Center East
County: Fulton
Megawatt Capacity: 11
Utility: State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co

    State Farm Support Center East
    Fulton County
    11 MW

    Name: Emory Decatur Hospital
County: DeKalb
Megawatt Capacity: 4
Utility: DeKalb Regional Health System

    Emory Decatur Hospital
    DeKalb County
    4 MW

    Name: Emory Hillandale Hospital
County: DeKalb
Megawatt Capacity: 3
Utility: DeKalb Regional Health System

    Emory Hillandale Hospital
    DeKalb County
    3 MW

    Name: Sun Trust Plaza
County: Fulton
Megawatt Capacity: 2
Utility: Sun Trust Plaza Associates LLC

    Sun Trust Plaza
    Fulton County
    2 MW

    But wait!

    It's not enough to replace our power plants with wind and solar farms.

    To power our electric cars and buildings, we need two times the electricity we have today.

    In all, we'll need to build 10,000 Megawatts of wind power and 12,000 Megawatts of solar power.

    Since Georgia already has 0 Megawatts of wind and 591 Megawatts of solar, that's 11,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 11,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 355 Megawatts of wind power and 391 Megawatts of solar power a year.

    Percent of needed targetGeneration builtA chart showing the share of Solar and Wind capacity that has already been installed and rest to be installed. We are 5% of the way to what we need to be carbon neutral by 2050.MWs of targetGeneration Built

    Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 34% of the pollution.

    And gives us zero-emissions power we need to eliminate pollution from buildings and cars!

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    Other Emissions

    🏭 Other: 21%🔌 Power: 34%🚗 Transport: 37%🏠 Buildings: 8%

    The last 21% of Georgia's climate pollution comes from other sources...

    This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.

    There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:

    • No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
    • Capturing methane leaks from landfills
    • Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
    • Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
    • Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines

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