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South Georgia Leads on Bioenergy

By: Sen. Tyler Harper (R - Ocilla)

Renewable biomass energy has become an important part of the agricultural and forestry landscape here in Georgia and has also developed into an economic engine in rural areas. Georgia’s 25 million acres of forestland makes it the number one state for commercial timberland in the U.S. This has translated into a booming biofuel industry. Our large tracts of rural land with abundant sunlight has also made the solar industry an increasing economic engine in rural Georgia. No other state in the country has made more progress in their quest for renewable energy and I am proud to say that Southeast Georgia is leading the way.

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