Tue., August 16, 2011 11:13am
More than half the water in Georgia is used to make electricity. From nuclear to hydro-power, just about every river in the state has some kind of power plant on its banks. But as Georgia’s population and energy needs grow, there are concerns about the health of rivers, especially in times of drought.
Thu., July 21, 2011 3:51pm
Georgia’s power plants are among the most toxic in the country according to a national environmental non-profit. The recent study singles out Georgia Power as the state’s biggest polluter.
Tue., July 12, 2011 12:30pm
Georgia Power says it will be shuttering three power plants for economic reasons. Two coal fired units at Plant Branch in Milledgeville will close in 2013. That’s a result of federal regulation tightening air pollution controls. The company has said it’s too costly to upgrade those units.
Tue., June 28, 2011 2:58pm
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources voted Wednesday morning to let Georgia Power delay putting pollution controls on some units at its coal-fired power plant in Milledgeville. State environmental regulators support the delay but environmental groups say that means more toxic emissions in the air.
Wed., March 24, 2010 2:40pm
Georgia Power will wait for the EPA to decide on tighter regulations before