A Nobel Prize-winning energy expert says Georgia is a leader in clean energy production.
Dr. Marilyn Brown directs Georgia Tech’s Climate and Energy Policy Lab. She was on a team of scientists, energy and policy leaders that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for work mitigating climate change.
In a recent talk at Georgia Southern University, Brown said Georgia is working to cut carbon emissions in two significant ways, “The utility-scale solar systems that are being constructed mostly in southern Georgia. But also Plant Vogtle. We’re keeping the nuclear option alive and of course nuclear is a carbon-free form of electricity.”
The nuclear power plant expansion has been widely criticized for delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, but Brown says the plant should eventually pay off with low-cost clean energy.