SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff will welcome U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to Georgia to discuss the need for a clean energy transition and Georgia’s leading role in that effort.
Sen. Ossoff and Sec. Granholm say they will inspect a biofuels facility in Soperton, which hosts the DOE-supported buildout of a sustainable aviation fuels plant.
Sen. Ossoff and Sec. Granholm will then travel to Savannah where they will inspect the SeaPoint Industrial Terminal Complex, a manufacturing and logistics hub that includes a 1MW solar installation, and host a roundtable on the need to invest in solar energy by passing Sen. Ossoff’s Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act, which will supercharge domestic manufacturing and help meet President Biden’s ambitious goal of having solar energy account for 40% of U.S. energy by 2035.
They will then meet with community leaders about environmental justice and working to improve coastal resilience. Two of those stops will be in Savannah.
You can come back to watch the 'Solar Power Roundtable' at 1 p.m. and they will be meeting with leaders again at 3 p.m. to highlight the importance of investing in clean energy for minority communities.