January 14 -- Despite similar climates, both political and meteorological, Georgia and Alabama could not be more different in their approach to solar power. While Georgia's conservative leaders have moved to foster this increasingly robust industry and the many jobs and consumer benefits it provides, Alabama has seen no similar leadership.
The difference isn't due to weather. Both states are comparable in terms of solar power potential, among the sunniest in the nation. The difference is in policy - while Georgia's policymakers see the value in promoting the state's clean energy economy through cost-effective solar investments, Alabama has shown no similar inclination and has even erected solar-killing barriers. >>View Article