Utilities contend it’s expensive to rapidly roll out renewables to replace still-functioning coal plants, but the plants’ continued operation leave ratepayers covering big costs.
Some cities are banding together in a new coalition that will help buy cleaner power for members, while others seek out expertise from energy brokers promising more local control.
Georgia’s leaders have long rejected carbon reduction targets, calling such policies too complex, too politicized and too risky to the state’s economy. Experts from three of the state’s top research universities say otherwise.
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