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Georgia Power is bringing enough wind energy for 50,000 homes to Georgia.

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Great news for our health and the environment -- Georgia Power just announced they are purchasing enough wind energy to power about 50,000 homes!1

The company's announcement comes on the heels of their decision to retire nearly 25% of their oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants, and invest in a new solar initiative. Georgia Power is taking steps in the right direction and you can help make sure they continue to invest in clean energy by sending a thank you message today.

Will you take a moment to thank Georgia Power for bringing wind power to Georgia and ask them to continue increasing the amount of clean energy they provide?

Georgia Power's purchase of 250 megawatts (MW) of wind power is a great step forward, but there's more they can do.

Around the region other utilities are moving forward with larger purchases of clean energy. Last year, Alabama Power -- a Southern Company subsidiary like Georgia Power -- signed contracts to purchase 400 MW from a Kansas wind farm, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is already purchasing more than 1,500 MW of clean wind energy from the mid-west. While Georgia Power's investment is a great start, we can do better!

Let Georgia Power know you support their purchase of wind power and ask them to continue bringing more clean energy to Georgia.

Imagine a utility where 20% of your power comes from clean energy. With our reliance on dirty fuels diminishing the door is wide open for Georgia Power to create thousands of new Georgia jobs by investing in affordable, reliable energy efficiency and clean energy like solar and wind. You can persuade Georgia Power to build this 21st century energy economy by replacing their retired coal plants with energy efficiency, wind, and solar. 

Send a message to Georgia Power and thanking them for taking the first steps towards a clean energy future!

Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,

Seth Gunning
Georgia Beyond Coal
Sierra Club

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1) Gerogia Commits to Wind Energy, Dave Williams, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, 4/22/2013

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