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07/12/2012

A New Source of Power

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Alternative energy sources are increasingly playing a role in the diversification of our energy consumption. Georgia is capitalizing on newfound forms of biomass and solar energy due to the fact that the Peach State is rich in sunshine and biomass like pine.

Solar is playing an increasingly greater role in energizing Georgia according to this recent article in Georgia Trend. And Georgia now has the world’s largest biomass pellet facility, exporting 750,000 tons a year.

Our very own GDEcD’s co-director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Energy, Jill Stuckey, was quoted stating, “We have a vast amount of trees…growing 38 percent faster than they are being utilized…We’ve found that we are able to use the trees profitably by selling them to Europe, where countries have mandates to supply 30 percent of electricity with biomass in a larger strategy to be free from coal in 15 years.”

Read more about Georgia’s energy solutions, and the clean energy companies that operate in the Peach State.

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