Duba, Georgia (CNN) — Duba has an estimated 2.7 million residents.
The plant has a capacity of nearly 5 million kilowatts, making it the nation’s largest coal-fired power plant.
But it’s also the biggest in Georgia.
Duba’s residents are not interested in having their power plants operated by private companies.
It’s a small community with a lot of people.
“People want to be involved,” said James Kelleher, executive director of the Georgia Power Association, a group of power plants.
“They want to help in any way they can.”
Kelleher said he and his group of about 60 residents came up with a plan to clean up their town’s power plant by converting the plant into a waste disposal facility for the region.
This plant, Duba power, has been decommissioned since 2015.
Kleher said his group and others, including Georgia Power, want to make the power plant energy efficient, and make it available for recycling.
Georgia Power and other power companies have been moving away from coal in recent years, mainly due to a federal moratorium on new coal-burning power plants and the federal clean power plan.
But in Georgia, the plan is working.
Georgia Power reported a decline in coal-related CO2 emissions in 2017, and the state is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan deadline.
Last year, the state surpassed the 1.5 million metric tons target it set for 2020.
For a town of just over 100,000, that’s a significant achievement.
The Power Association has put up posters around town, urging people to clean the plant, donate their power to the community or donate to a local non-profit organization.
Even so, many residents are skeptical about what they see.
If we don’t do it now, I’m going to have to leave. “
But the fact is that I have to move out.
If we don’t do it now, I’m going to have to leave.
It just makes no sense.
Jones said the city has been hit hard by the state’s decision to ban new coal power plants in 2019, but he said that’s not the only problem in Dubas community.
There are lots of other things going on, including unemployment and drug addiction, he said.
In 2018, Dubas’ economy was the worst in the state.
The unemployment rate was at 14 percent and the poverty rate was 23 percent.
With more than 7,000 residents, Dubes population is almost twice that of the nation as a whole.