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.
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.
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.
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.