Energy leaders from all over Georgia gathered together to discuss, collaborate and share ideas about challenges and solutions to make Georgia a leading state for energy policy. With over 100 people in the room the conversation was lively and the group ended up with a list of items to work on to achieve that goal. To read in order start at the bottom and read up.

 

  • Number 1 choice for the town hall State Energy Resiliency Plan every 5 years. #GAenergy
  • @geoegiapower is no longer hostile to #solar, in fact they are an important part of the conversation  #GAenergy
  • It's not important to focus on rhetoric and politicized words. It's important to focus on progress @timechols #GAenergy
  • Sustainability is an education process and those of us in the field need to think about that all the time @timechols
  • It's time for #Atlanta to #green it's cab fleet with #evs @timechols
  • #Atlanta Airport will have 100 #ev charging stations at the end of the year. It will actually happen on Dec 31  #GAenergy
  • The city of #Atlanta is now creating a resiliency plan which will be a stakeholder driven process  #GAenergy
  • #Atlanta was the first city in #Georgia to create a #climatechange plan #GAenergy
  • Decomissioning coal plants actual creates more jobs than running them @StuckeyBenfield
  • With multiple agencies at the state level touching energy leads to unclear energy picture for Georgia  #GAenergy
  • Gaps for state energy are low-income, irp for emcs, energy efficiency rebates for everyone in state  #GAenergy
  • State needs to have a statewide energy resiliency plan every 5 years  #GAenergy
  • Could we include rebates for energy storage and distributed energy like energy efficiency rebates?  #GAenergy
  • We need to look at decatbonization as two industry model - energy AND transportation  #GAenergy
  • There is no power pool to see what is actually being used here in #GA unlike other states  #GAenergy
  • Energy efficiency is not just a free lunch, but a free lunch you get paid to eat - Amory Lovins @GeorgiaTech @ClimateAtEmory #gaenergy
  • What are the benefits and risks of being a leader in environmental compliance? #gaenergy
  • Aggressive follow-up to #EnergyEfficiency Day and implement more action about education  #GAenergy
  • By using technological innovation and stake holder engagement we can help push addressing environmental compliance  #GAenergy
  • Millennials must be included in the conversation to see how they are participating in the community  #GAenergy
  • Low income is not a one fix that solves issues in regards to energy use  #GAenerg
  • #Energy should not be looked at in isolation. It should be looked at within the whole of thriving community
  • Expand PACE across the state  #GAenergy
  • We need to cultivate local leadership to help address energy needs of the customers  #GAenergy
  • We've had an hour to work solving state energy challenges. Now reporting out. #GAenergy
  • Over half of the countries coal plants have been or are scheduled to close #GAenergy
  • Clean Tech Industry in #Georgia boasts 801 companies today #GAEnergy
  • Clean Tech Industry in #Georgia boasts 801 companies today  #GAenergy
  • #Solar and #EVs better success although #biomass still in play
  • GA Economic Development invested in BioMass but R&D didn't pan out as fast as they would like #GAenergy
  • Leakage of emissions is a huge problem and needs to be addressed by states #GAEnergy
  • During 2007-2008 drougt #Alabama Coal Plant Farley faced shutdown due to water shutdown  #GAEnergy
  • Water is always a variable when talking electricity generation especially in times if drought #GAEnergy
  • #Georgia will be 80% towards the 2030 compliance goal without any new investments based on the work already being done  #GAEnergy
  • Solarize programs are hopefully going pick up interest in the roof top #solar market  #GAEnergy
  • Georgia's decarbonization is well under way.  #GAEnergy
  • Kevin Kelly of @southfaceenergy is up next - Moving Georgia into the Future  #GAEnergy
  • TVA will reach a 20% renewable portfolio by 2026 Note: Solar and Wind don't grow  #GAEnergy
  • Fly ash and gypsum are two bi-products that get #recycled into the construction industry  #GAEnergy
  • TVA has committed to only dry ash disposal and getting rid of coal ash ponds #GAEnergy
  • Coal plants in particular TVA is #recycling 35% of their coal ash  #GAEnergy
  • Not only is air monitored so is water coming out of plants  #GAEnergy
  • Excited to join Georgia's best & brightest energy minds at 2nd Choosing Our Energy Future townhall  #gaenergy @ClimateAtEmory @GeorgiaTech
  • Underway at "Choosing Our Energy Future II" #Gaenergy
  • Excited to spend the morning figuring out how to make #gaenergy clean and efficient.
  • A neighboring state can't create so much air pollutant that if soul effect another state  #GAEnergy
  • Utilities are always internally projecting what regulations might be coming in the future  #GAEnergy
  • Many of the rules we have on energy regulation get implemented and then 5-7 years later review and get tightened  #GAEnergy
  • Brenda Brickhouse from TVA - Environmental Regulations Impacting the Utility Sector #GAEnergy
  • Industry concerns are that coal plants moved out of the conversation won't be able to meet demand and rates are too late  #GAEnergy
  • All the Supreme Court rulings on environment issues have been divided 5-4 same division every time. Until Scalia's death.  #GAEnergy
  • The Supreme Court took the issue on because of the size and scope of the Clean Power Plan  #GAEnergy
  • The Supreme Court ruling in February was unusual and surprising  #GAEnergy
  • It's time to ask a bit more of the companies who's products we use everyday. #RaiseTheBar #EWGVerified
  • Dave Moore of @sgrlaw giving an overview of the background and current state of the #CleanPowerPlan and regulatory environment #gaenergy
  • Transmission grid is managed by another Federal regulatory agency called FERC  #GAEnergy
  • The transmission grid is not managed by the EPA which is why some pushback on #cpp  #GAEnerg
  • The country has a number of grid jurisdictions (please note map includes Canada)  #GAEnergy
  • Plant Vogtle will produce 20,000 gigawatts of power when it comes online in 2020  #GAEnergy
  • Before the #cpp is in place we have already seen a large shift away from #coal  #GAEnergy
  • The national grid system is like the arterial system in the body. If it shuts down it's not good. #GAEnergy
  • David Moore with Smith Gambrell & Russell addressing the audience
  • Here for the #GAEnergy think tank All Saints' Episcopal Church. Yep get ready for the tweets