The American Society of Civil Engineers is releasing a report card for Georgia's infrastructure. The group rates the state every four years. It looks at roads, bridges, ports, airports and other areas related to infrastructure. The overall grade is a C.
Can Georgia's local food movement create healthier Georgians and a healthier economy? That's one of the topics under consideration at a forum that kicks off Thursday. It will be held at the Georgia Tech Conference Center in Atlanta.
Company officials say the solar energy system will produce nearly 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. According to EPA estimates, that's equivalent to carbon dioxide emissions from 170 homes a year.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the construction of America's first new nuclear plant in a generation in Georgia will influence whether other utilities nationwide follow suit by investing in new reactors. Chu told reporters Wednesday after touring the construction site at Plant Vogtle that completing the $14 billion project on time and within its budget would tell other power companies that new nuclear plants make "a good investment."
The state's Environmental Protection Division has re-issued the air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant in Georgia after the plant addressed issues identified earlier by a judge. Backers hope to begin construction on Plant Washington in Sandersville, about 60 miles east of Macon, in 2012 or 2013.