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Phasing Out Old, Expensive Coal Plants as Clean Energy Costs Decline

Georgia Power’s decision to phase out nearly one quarter of their dirty, eighteenth century technology is good for families and good for their customers. If the company chooses to replace this capacity with home-grown, twenty-first century energy technology like solar and wind, their decision will also be good for Georgia jobs. Moving beyond coal and oil is the right decision for Georgia Power.

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Solar Energy Research Laboratory

New Solar Energy Research Laboratory for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

These will include methods for synthesizing new light absorbing materials, catalysts for fuel generation, separation membranes, and assembly methods to build a complete integrated system. The goal is to develop prototype artificial photosystems capable of robustly producing a fuel from sunlight ten times more efficient than current crops, only using non-arable land.

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