“The Worst City for Clean Air”: The Worst Cities for Clean Energy

The worst city for clean energy is Atlanta, Georgia. 

And it’s not even in the Top 5. 

The Worst cities for clean power are the three least populated cities in the U.S. according to a new report. 

A team of researchers analyzed energy data from the U: The Energy Information Administration and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

It looked at the percentage of electricity generated by solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and biomass and other clean sources across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

Atlanta’s share of clean power sources was 20.5 percent, followed by San Diego, New York City, and Seattle. 

“The Atlanta area is home to some of the best renewable energy resources in the country,” said Dan Rees, lead author of the report.

“Our study found that, while we’re struggling to meet our carbon emissions targets, Atlanta is the best city for renewable energy. 

As we continue to move forward with the ambitious Clean Power Plan, we can’t neglect our city’s energy needs.”

The city ranked second to last for clean sources in the nation in 2020, behind New York. 

For the past decade, Atlanta has had one of the highest energy rates in the United States, according to data from a new analysis from the Energy Information Agency and the Center for American Progress. 

According to the EIA, the average residential energy bill in Atlanta in 2020 was $2,567.50, the second-highest rate in the state behind only Detroit, where the average bill was $4,521.50. 

But the data show that the city has managed to build on that success, building on its strong renewable energy infrastructure.

“We’re working to expand our solar power and wind capacity, which we can now install and retrofit at a rapid pace,” said Matt Cottrell, the president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re also looking to improve the reliability of our electric grid by purchasing new equipment that can handle grid fluctuations.”

Atlanta’s solar and wind power capacity has grown from 0.1 gigawatts in 2010 to 4.3 gigawatts today. 

To put that in perspective, the entire U..

S., which has a total installed solar capacity of about 23 gigawatts, only has about 7 gigawatts. 

So the city is growing at a healthy rate.

For instance, solar capacity in Georgia increased by 2.5 times over the last decade. 

In 2020, solar power capacity was 4.9 gigawatts while wind power was 3.4 gigawatts with wind growing by 7 percent between 2009 and 2020. 

Solar power grew more rapidly than coal in 2020.

While Georgia’s solar sector was growing at an impressive rate, the state’s coal sector was losing ground.

According to a report released last year by the New York State Office of Environmental Protection, the Appalachian region has experienced the biggest decline in coal-fired power in the past 20 years. 

Between 2001 and 2015, coal-generated power generation dropped by 6 percent while wind generation fell by 4 percent.

Georgia’s coal generation dropped 5.7 percent during that same period.

As a result, Georgia now ranks second to Texas in the percentage drop in coal power generation. 

Despite Georgia’s recent coal-fueled decline, the region is still home to a significant amount of renewable energy capacity. 

Georgia ranks third in the US in the amount of clean energy generation, at 2,539 gigawatts or 4.4 percent of total energy generation.

The next-best country for clean electricity is California, which has 4.1 percent of its energy generated by renewables, with Nevada also in the top 10.

California’s clean power growth has been fueled by both natural gas and solar power, but its solar energy has been particularly strong. 

California’s solar energy generation is on track to surpass 100 gigawatts by 2020, more than the amount needed to meet its carbon emissions goals.

Solar power is on pace to add about 1 gigawatt of electricity capacity every day in 2020 in Southern California, more capacity than the state has added in the last two years.

In the Northeast, New Hampshire leads the country in clean energy growth, at about 1.7 gigawatts of new capacity, or about half the amount New York and California have added over the same period of time.

Northeast states are also seeing significant growth in renewable energy, including Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. 

New Hampshire also leads the nation for wind power, at 0.5 gigawatts per day, or just over 1 percent of the nation’s total capacity.

Wind is growing rapidly, growing at more than 1 gigawatts every day.

And in the South, Georgia leads the South in clean power generation, growing by 3.2 percent between 2020 and 2020, or the equivalent of 1.5 wind turbines every