By Engadgget staffIn late May, the State of Georgia made a decision that could have a significant impact on the state of Georgia.
The State of the State announced that GEORHIA would be the first state to require all new power plants to use 100% renewable energy.
Georgia’s renewable energy mandate was designed to ensure that the state would not face a “peak demand” for electricity in the future.
Under the new rules, a new power plant would need to generate electricity at least 30% of its output using 100% renewables by 2030.
This would mean that a new solar plant in the state could generate more than 25% of the state’s energy demand.
The new solar energy mandate is expected to cost Georgia $2.7 billion over the next five years.
In a statement announcing the new solar mandate, Governor Nathan Deal said that the new rule would “help keep our communities on the cutting edge of energy efficiency, reduce our carbon footprint, and help Georgia become a leader in renewable energy.”
However, the new policy will also have a negative impact on Georgia’s power sector.
According to a report by The Hill, the average cost of producing power in Georgia will be more than $300 per megawatt hour (MWh) in 2030.
By 2030, the cost of generating electricity in Georgia is expected have reached $2,400 per MWh.
Georgia is not alone in its renewable energy policies.
Other states have taken similar actions to meet their renewable energy mandates, including California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.
However, the majority of states do not have a renewable energy standard to follow.
Georgia also had a controversial decision to make.
On May 3, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that Georgia would not be required to use the new renewable energy standards.
The decision came in response to the state taking a federal lawsuit over its renewable mandate.
Georgia was also one of the first states to adopt a law requiring all new homes to be built using 100 percent renewable energy in 2015.
Georgia Governor Nathan R. Deal has announced that he will issue a proclamation on June 13 that will make Georgia the first to require 100% clean energy.
The decision has also led to some concerns among residents in Georgia.
According for the Washington Post, residents in Marietta, Georgia have expressed concerns over the new mandate.
One resident told the Post, “The new rules are a step backward for Georgia and it’s an embarrassment to the country.”
The decision to implement the 100% mandate in Georgia has also raised concerns about the future of solar power in the United States.
Solar companies are already struggling to compete with traditional power plants for the most affordable and reliable energy in the country.
Solar power is still a relatively new technology, but has seen a rapid growth in recent years.
In 2020, solar power accounted for a mere 0.8% of total electricity production.
This number has steadily increased in the past five years, as solar photovoltaic installations have risen dramatically.
Solar has become more affordable and more accessible to the average American since its introduction.
The United States has more solar power installed than any other country on Earth.
A recent study found that the United Kingdom had the most solar power per capita of any country in the world, while Germany had the least.
However, many argue that the 100 percent mandate will force solar companies out of Georgia and ultimately kill the industry.
In addition to the negative impact that the mandate could have on Georgia, solar is not an economically viable business in Georgia due to the lack of state-level policies to promote and encourage solar.
According to the New York Times, Georgia has a total of over 4,500 solar farms, but only 1,200 of them are profitable.
While there are currently more than 1,000 solar farms in the US, Georgia’s solar industry is currently at an estimated 10-15 years away from being viable.
As a result, Georgia will not be able to compete in the solar industry with the rest of the country when the 100 per cent renewable mandate comes into effect in 2019.
This means that the solar power industry in Georgia could face a severe decline in the coming years.
This is not the first time Georgia has implemented a renewable mandate for its power plants.
In 2016, Georgia passed a renewable power mandate requiring all electricity generation in the State to be 100% energy efficient by 2040.
Georgia also implemented a solar energy standard in 2016, and has since increased the state to a total renewable energy goal.