Georgia electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 9.92 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 19 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Georgia natural gas rates in December 2016 averaged 12.31 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 36 percent more than the 9.06 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2016.
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.