Georgia Clean Energy
Clean Energy Plan brings new jobs, lower costs to Georgia
There’s a clean energy job boom happening in Georgia—and the Biden Administration is making it happen.
The Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions will invest more than $18 billion in Georgia for a healthier, more prosperous, and just future.
It will lower Georgians’ energy costs, make our infrastructure more resilient, and put our country on the road to energy independence.
In just one year, President Biden’s landmark climate investment has created over 16,000 new clean energy jobs across Georgia.
Since August 2022, more than 20 additional clean energy projects have been created in Georgia, like Hyundai’s multi-billion dollar investment in Atlanta and QCells’ expansion in Cartersville. These projects are paving the way for more good paying jobs in the state.
The Biden Administration’s plan for the clean energy economy also invests in an affordable and reliable energy grid—instead of wasting money on dirty energy that pollutes our communities’ air and water, overheats the planet, and creates even more extreme weather such as droughts and heat waves.
But this is ONLY the beginning.
Scroll down to find out how the largest-ever investments in clean energy are creating jobs and lowering costs for Georgia families.
New Clean Energy Jobs Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Sourced from news announcements since August 16, 2022
New jobs and an economic boost for Georgia
Georgia is #2 in the nation when it comes to new clean energy projects, with 22 announced just within the last year. Clean energy investments have already spurred $18.83 billion in investments across Georgia and helped create over 16,600 good-paying clean energy jobs in the state. For example:
- In July 2023, Kia announced a $200 million investment at its existing West Point plant to manufacture its first EV assembled in the U.S. The facility expansion will create 200 new jobs, and will feature the Kia Georgia Training Center to provide job training.
- Hyundai is investing significantly in two gigafactories in Georgia to build Hyundai and Kia EVs. The two sites, a $4-5 billion factory with SK in Atlanta and a $4.3 billion plant with LG in Savannah, are set to create 6,500 jobs, the IRA’s significant impact in the state.
- In March 2023, FREYR’s CEO said the company is “accelerating investment” in the state as it builds its $2.6 billion facility in Coweta County, creating over 700 new jobs. When open, Georgians will be able to benefit from these batteries with IRA tax credits.
- Georgia’s solar manufacturing industry is booming. Following a November 2022 statement about how the IRA would drive increased hiring, QCells announced it would more than double its Georgia manufacturing facilities. This expansion will create over 2,500 new jobs in the state, where the company has invested more than $2.5 billion.
- In March 2023, Hanwha Advanced Materials announced a $147 million investment in a new solar manufacturing plant in Cartersville to supply QCells’ nearby solar facility. The investment will create more than 160 new jobs, and according to reports, the company’s “extensive investment in the solar panel supply chain is a result of the passage of manufacturing tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.”
Lowering costs for Georgia families
The Inflation Reduction Act helps Georgia families save money on their energy bills by ramping up investment in clean energy—like wind and solar—rather than more dirty energy that spreads carbon pollution and causes climate change. And it does all this without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000.1
Georgia families can save more than $1,000 each year on their energy costs thanks to the clean energy tax credits. Families can also earn up to $14,000 in rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades. Find out which rebates and credits you can get from the IRA here.
For some people, that will mean 100% of the costs will be covered. Buying a used or new electric vehicle? Tax credits of $4,000-$7,500 are available.
Communities in Georgia will also see around a 25% reduction in energy cost burdens from heating and cooling, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion in funding for energy efficiency programs — homeowners and renters alike.2
The Biden Administration is helping Georgians save money by ramping up the clean energy industry—from solar panels to heat pumps, building insulation, and modernizing the power grid—right here in America.
Learn more about the Clean Energy Plan by clicking here.
- Axios: America’s manufacturing boom could add 250,000 jobs in two years — report
- GPB: Analysis: Georgia’s the No. 2 state for green tech projects since Inflation Reduction Act’s passage
- Public News Service: GA’s Elected Officials Mark Anniversary of Inflation Reduction Act
- Forbes: How Women Benefited From The Inflation Reduction Act – Year One