Category: Environment

Do Georgia’s Senators Side With Unions Or Georgia’s Workers?

This week’s Courier Herald column: A few months ago I wrote a column suggesting that it was time to accept electric vehicles as mainstream.  Too many, mostly from conservative political circles, associate the advancement in technology with overreaching political agendas. The two concepts can and should be treated separately.  Adapting to new technologies and incorporating

Mocking Earth Day Is Poor Form, Bad Strategy

This week’s Courier Herald column: This week marks the 52nd celebration of Earth Day, a celebration first observed on April 22nd, 1970.  How this day is viewed is likely determined by two highly correlated variables. The distance between the first Earth Day and the birthdate of one considering the holiday would tend to show a

Action Needed On Energy Now

This week’s Courier Herald column: The war against Covid-19 has at least two main fronts.  We are simultaneously battling a virus while searching for effective treatments and a vaccine.  Lawmakers and policymakers are also attempting to make sure the recession that will be caused by our “Great Time Out” doesn’t turn into a sustained depression. 

Isakson, Perdue Update Disaster Relief Efforts, Resources.

From a press release, with links to helpful information near the end: WASHINGTON – In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Georgia, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today released additional information on aid and recovery efforts while praising the thorough and direct responses of local, state and federal preparedness officials.

Georgia Holds Fate Of Future US Nuclear Power

On Monday, the two utilities building nuclear reactors at the Virgil C Summer nuclear site decided to pull the plug on the project, scuttling two of the four nuclear reactors currently under construction in the United States. The remaining two nuclear reactors are on the other side of the Savannah River, in Burke County Georgia.

Atlanta, Possibly College Park, Will Defy Trump on Paris Accord

Kasim Reed is one of the 92 (and growing) mayors and governors who will continue to honor the Paris Climate Accord, even if the United States won’t.  Using the conservative saw that local leaders know what’s better for their people than officials in D.C., this proves Trump’s decision was bad for Americans. According to my count, 33