International Paper Savannah Mill

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm| Climate change}} International Paper's Savannah Paper Mill houses a coal-fired power station owned and operated by International Paper in Savannah, Georgia.

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Plant Data

  • Owner/Parent Company: International Paper
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 154 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 71 MW (1981), 83 MW (1998)
  • Location: 1201 West Lathrop Ave., Savannah, GA 31415
  • GPS Coordinates: 32.102123, -81.126383
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Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,044,578 tons
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Legislative issues

House Bill 276, proposed by Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), would put a 5-year moratorium on building new coal plants and eliminate the burning of Appalachian coal mined by mountaintop removal by mid-2016. The Appalachian Mountain Preservation Act would gradually prohibit Georgia coal consumers from using Central Appalachian mountaintop removal beginning in 2011. The bill is backed by environmental groups including Appalachian Voices but received strong opposition from POWER4Georgians, a coalition of 10 electric co-operatives seeking to build a $2 billion 850-megawatt supercritical coal plant in Washington County.[1][2]

Citizen groups

Focus the Nation: Valdosta State University

Articles and Resources


  1. "Georgia bill proposes moratorium on new coal plants," Reuters, February 4, 2009.
  2. Margaret Newkirk, "Bill would restrict coal power plants," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 4, 2009.

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