Georgia Energy Challenge 2020
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The Georgia Energy Challenge is a unique initiative to help Georgians conserve energy and track how much we can save together. All state agencies have already committed to reduce energy consumption 15% in their facilities by 2020. Now we’re challenging everyone in Georgia to do the same. You can do your part by using the easy, interactive energy modeling tools on this site to help reduce your energy use with no-cost, low-cost, and longer-term options. Your pledge will not only help save money on your energy bills, it will help the state attain national recognition for our commitment to energy conservation.
The Georgia Energy Challenge is a program of the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). GEFA is a state agency that administers a wide variety of programs that provide financial assistance and other support services to improve Georgia's environment. GEFA's program focus areas are water, wastewater, solid waste, land conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and fuel storage tanks for local governments, other state agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The Division of Energy Resources was legislatively attached to GEFA in 1994. The Division serves as the State Energy Office for Georgia and promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy assistance programs to improve environmental quality, stimulate sustainable economic development, and strengthen the quality of life for all Georgians.Take the Georgia Energy Challenge
Message from Governor Nathan Deal
The Georgia Energy Challenge is designed to encourage everyone in the state to track and conserve energy. This unique initiative started in 2008 when all state agencies committed to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent by 2020. Now, everyone has the ability to use this website and the tools provided here to reduce energy use with no-cost, low-cost and longer-term conservation options.
A pledge to accept the Georgia Energy Challenge will not only help our citizens save money on their energy bills, but it will help our state preserve precious natural resources. And our commitment to conservation will hopefully become a benchmark that other states across the U.S. can strive to work toward.About the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and the Energy Resources Division:
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) facilitates the Georgia Energy Challenge, along with a variety of programs that provide financial assistance and other support services designed to invest in Georgia’s energy, land and water resources. GEFA is the lead agency for state energy programs and is home to the Center of Innovation for Energy; directs the Georgia Land Conservation Program and maintains state-owned fuel storage tanks; and offers financing for reservoir and water supply, water quality, storm water and solid waste infrastructure. Since 1985, GEFA has approved financial commitments totaling more than $3 billion to local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations, resulting in an improved quality of life for today and future generations.
The Energy Resources Division was legislatively attached to GEFA in 1994. It serves as the State Energy Office for Georgia and promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy assistance programs to improve environmental quality, stimulate sustainable economic development, and strengthen the quality of life for all Georgians.