Georgia electricity rates in January 2017 averaged 10.86 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 11 percent less than the 12.22 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in January 2017.
Georgia natural gas rates in January 2017 averaged 12.82 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 37 percent more than the 9.38 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in January 2017.
While coal consumption as an electricity source dropped in almost every U.S. state from 2007 to 2015, IN, OH & PA saw the largest decreases.
A recent report from the Center for Biological Diversity listed Georgia as one of the worst solar energy states in the entire United States.
Wind energy had a big year in the U.S. in 2015, accounting for more new electricity capacity in the country than any other energy source.