Six Georgia-based family foundations today announce the awarding of the 2024-2025 Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grants in support of efforts that advance climate solutions and prioritize equity in Georgia. Six two-year grants of $100,000 per year were awarded to: Community Farmers Markets, Concerned Citizens of Cook County, ECO-Action, Groundswell, Mothers & Others for Clean Air, and Sustainable Georgia Futures.
Know the News takes you behind the scenes as host Becca Martin-Brown chats with Associate Features Editor April Wallace about the Rural Renaissance Roadshow, a recent conference that brought people from all over the country to discuss solutions for clean energy in rural towns, and other upcoming stories in the Profiles section.
On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm will travel to Locust Grove, Georgia, to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach to strengthening and modernizing America’s electric grid to reduce the impact of climate-related extreme weather events – and natural disasters while ensuring the reliability of the energy sector. Groundswell Community Power, Partnership for Southern Equity, the Atlanta University Center Consortium, and Spelman College worked with the DOE to develop plans for microgrids in the Atlanta University Center and a neighboring energy-stressed community.
Just a year after its passage, the Inflation Reduction Act has helped kickstart new battery and EV manufacturing plants in the US. In the solar industry, the IRA’s billions of dollars in funding and accessible financing are enabling greater efficiency and scale.