Mon., May 23, 2011 3:00am
State officials are considering a proposal that could open more natural gas refueling stations on Georgia's highways. Atlanta Gas Light has asked the state Public Service Commission to tap into a government fund to help pay for ten to 12 new stations. But they wouldn't be for the general public.
Wed., May 18, 2011 3:38pm
Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols thinks Georgians need to ride on trains to understand the benefits of passenger rail. So, the freshmen PSC member is arranging public train rides to one of the state’s biggest sporting events.
Fri., May 13, 2011 2:35pm
Local governments with fleets of vehicles and buses that use natural gas can use the stations to fill up, just as people use regular service stations. Currently there are only two natural gas stations in the state, though four more are planned for this year.
Tue., April 5, 2011 11:53am
State regulators have delayed vote on a plan to protect consumers from cost over-runs at Plant Vogtle. The proposal would tie Georgia Power’s profits to its ability to come in on time and at cost for its estimated 14 billion dollar nuclear expansion project.
Fri., March 25, 2011 3:41pm
The newest member of the state Public Service Commission says fallout from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors could slow America’s nuclear growth. Commissioner Tim Echols says the solution is privatizing the nation’s nuclear waste disposal.
Tue., March 15, 2011 4:17pm
Regulatory officials in Georgia are trying to glean lessons from Japan’s ongoing nuclear crisis. Members of the Public Service Commission met yesterday with officials from Southern Company. The PSC asked the company to prove its two nuclear plants can handle disaster.
Mon., February 14, 2011 2:17pm
Some lawmakers want to make the elected body that regulates utilities in the state more accountable to the public. The Public Service Commission recently approved one of the biggest energy rate hikes in Georgia history.
Thu., February 3, 2011 5:02pm
This month Georgia Power customers saw a new fee added to their bills to help pay for two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. They are the first to be built in the country in 30 years. Noel Brown has this report on Plant Vogtle and its place in the history of nuclear power in America.
Thu., January 20, 2011 3:52pm
The state Public Service Commission wants to penalize Georgia Power for any cost overruns associated with building two new reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. Officials with the utility are against the plan.
Tue., December 21, 2010 4:00pm
Georgia Power customers can expect to pay 17 percent more on electricity come January. The Public Service Commission approved one of the largest rate hikes in the utility’s history, along with a nuclear surcharge to cover the financing costs of Plant Vogtle's expansion Tuesday.