Wed., October 10, 2012 2:06pm
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.
Wed., February 15, 2012 5:07pm
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."
Mon., November 21, 2011 4:44pm
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.
Mon., July 11, 2011 3:14pm
Renewable energy is becoming a more viable option for Georgians. The Public Service Commission hosted a forum at the State Capitol today discussing different renewable energy sources in Georgia.
Fri., June 24, 2011 2:48pm
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is reconsidering air pollution permits for a proposed coal fired power plant in Southwest Georgia. The EPD held a public hearing in Atlanta this week nearly 200 miles from Early County.
Mon., June 6, 2011 4:05pm
Southern Company officials want to protect new 'smart meters' from possible cyber attacks. The devices save the company money but could be potential targets for hackers.
Fri., March 18, 2011 5:40pm
In response to Japan's nuclear crisis, federal regulators are headed for Georgia's two nuclear plants. Members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are looking for weaknesses.
Sat., August 21, 2010 9:57am
Georgia Power customers will be paying another $108 million dollars for the construction of two new nuclear units at a plant near Augusta. The Public Service Commission voted earlier this week to allow Georgia Power to shift the cost of its legal dispute with its Plant Vogtle contractor to its average ratepayers.
Fri., July 30, 2010 4:21pm
The President visited Savannah in March to promote a relatively minor part of a massive energy bill. The U.S. Senate has all but killed any possibility of a major energy bill this year. But the Savannah-stumped HomeStar program survives.
Mon., May 10, 2010 6:26pm
Three petitions filed with the Department of Natural Resources against Plan