The state Public Service Commission voted Thursday to approve Georgia Power’s 20-year energy plan – including an additional 525 megawatts of solar power. Along with the utility’s existing solar program, that will bring almost 800 megawatts of solar online by 2016.
The U-S Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday proposed the first national limits on mercury pollution from power plants, the largest source of the emissions. EPA projected the proposed rules would stop about 91 percent of mercury emitted by burning coal and oil in power plants. They would impact 10 facilities in Georgia.