Wed., October 20, 2010 2:46pm (EDT)

Georgians Rally For Clean Energy
By Melissa Stiers
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Clean energy advocates used the six month gulf oil spill anniversary to rally at the  state capitol in Atlanta. (photo by Melissa Stiers)
Clean energy advocates used the six month gulf oil spill anniversary to rally at the state capitol in Atlanta. (photo by Melissa Stiers)
Today is the six month anniversary of the gulf oil spill. Clean energy advocates used the occasion for a rally at the state capitol in Atlanta.

About two dozen people showed up to protest the country’s dependency on oil and other sources of energy they call “dirty.”

Brandon Sutton is a 36 year old social media strategist who lives in Atlanta.

"I would love to see us put less into coal, less into nuclear more into solar and wind; we have amazing resources that aren’t being tapped and it’s time for us to take a stand and do things differently this time," says Sutton.

Sutton says he will be voting for Amendment 4 on the ballot. The amendment would make it easier for the state to upgrade its buildings for energy efficiency by putting the financial risk on the company retrofitting them, rather than the state.

Georgia ranked 37 in a recent energy efficiency report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.