ATLANTA – Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) Executive Director Kevin Clark announced today that the 2014 update to the Georgia Energy Report is now available.

The Georgia Energy Report includes a detailed profile of energy generation and consumption, and information on initiatives and programs designed to help secure the state’s energy future.

Quick Facts:

  • The total amount of energy consumed in Georgia has grown nearly every year, based on population and economic growth. However, the amount of energy consumed per person has steadily declined since reaching a peak in 1996.
  • The transportation sector is the largest energy consumer in the state, followed by the industrial, residential and commercial sectors.
  • Natural gas is growing in importance to Georgia’s energy production, with 35.6 percent of Georgia’s electricity generated by natural gas in 2012, increasing by more than 33 percent since 2001.
  • Click here for the complete 2014 Georgia Energy Report.

Quotes:

“Georgia is working to develop renewable and clean energy technologies and to implement energy efficiency initiatives and programs,” said Clark. “A comprehensive approach that includes energy supply and conservation is necessary to meet future demand.”

“It’s estimated that by 2020, Georgia’s population will increase to nearly 12.2 million people,” said Clark. “Planning for the state’s future energy needs is imperative if we want to sustain the quality of life we currently enjoy while remaining economically competitive.”

Additional Information:

GEFA is responsible for updating the Georgia Energy Report every two years, with the last report released in 2012.

Through its Energy Resources Division, GEFA promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy assistance programs, along with advanced traditional energy technologies that not only meet Georgia’s energy demand, but improve the environment, strengthen quality of life, and stimulate sustainable economic development and growth.