Despite Drop in Coal Use, Georgia Remains Dependent on Coal Imports, Draining Millions from Local Economy

Consumers Better Served by Greater Investments in Homegrown Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), in partnership with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), released a report today ranking states that sent the most money out of state to import coal in 2012 (the year with the most recent numbers available). Below are highlights of the information for Georgia and attached is UCS’ national press release.

The Georgia fact sheet can also be found online at: www.ucsusa.org/bcbc2014update.  If you’d like to speak about these findings, please contact Jennifer Rennicks with SACE at 865-235-1448 or Lisa Nurnberger with UCS at 202-331-6959.

*Note: The national ranking is based on net costs (the money spent on imported coal minus any money that came into each state from the export of coal from in-state mines).

Article appears with permission from Southeast Green.