Wed., August 17, 2011 4:30pm
A proposed coal plant in middle Georgia has tightened its air permits per a court order. But environmental groups say the plant still won’t comply with a proposed federal rule scheduled to come out this fall.
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.
Fri., August 5, 2011 5:21pm
Georgia Power says the cost of upgrading or replacing power plants to meet stricter environmental rules could cost $5 billion to $7 billion through 2020. The Southern Co. subsidiary gave its first estimate Friday of what it would cost assuming proposed anti-pollution rules are adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Fri., July 8, 2011 2:33pm
Environmentalists and health advocates are hailing a stricter federal standard on soot and smog that came down Thursday. It mandates tighter pollution controls for coal plants in and around the state. The cross state air pollution rule is a part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s aim to cut 2005 smog and sulfur dioxide emissions by more than a half come 2014.
Thu., June 3, 2010 11:05am
A coal plant proposal for southwest Georgia faces a setback after...
Thu., April 8, 2010 5:41pm
Geogia's Environmental Protection Division has issued a final permit to a c