Millions of peaches, peaches for me… Georgia, the Peach State is the next featured state in our United States of Energy series. In Atlanta, there are 55 streets with the word Peachtree in the name of the street; Peachtree Street, Peachtree Circle, Peachtree Place just to name a few. Georgia is not only known as the Peach State, but also referred to as the Empire State of the South.
According to our state energy data, Georgia is ranked number 23 in residential electricity prices compared to 52 other US states averaging $10.07 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants throughout Georgia include coal, hydroelectric and natural gas. Coal is the primary fuel for electricity generation in Georgia. The state’s two nuclear power plants typically account for about 25% of the state’s electricity generation. The industrial sector is the leading area of energy consumption in Georgia due to the energy-intensive wood and paper products industry.
Aside from the industrial sector, Georgia has a variety of sites, cultural venues and neighborhoods to offer to visitors and locals. Stone Mountain, near Atlanta is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Georgia.
Atlanta is the Cultural Mecca of Georgia with fine and performing arts centers such as the High Museum of Art, the Fox Theater (a former movie palace) and the Woodruff Arts Center. Atlanta is also the home of Turner Broadcasting, which includes popular television networks such as Cartoon Network, CBS, TNT and TBS. Atlanta has unique neighborhoods that add charm to Georgia such as Little Five Points, Midtown, East Atlanta, and Inman Park.
Whether you are a local or have visited Georgia before… do you have any favorite places to visit or fun facts to share?