I’ll admit that we haven’t given the down ballot races the attention they deserve on these pages. I don’t like to write about campaigns anymore, and a lot of the folks we have left are actively working on other campaigns or otherwise have conflicts that keep them from being honest brokers. The loss of Jon
Tricia Pridemore has been appointed to fill the unexpired term of Stan Wise, giving her incumbent status prior to qualifying for the position next month. Pridemore has already announced as a candidate for the seat (disclosure, she’s a friend and I’ve made a contribution). The PSC has quite a few issues on its plate, with
The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that the Chairman of Georgia’s Public Service Commission is not seeking re-election. “There’s an old saying that happiness doesn’t come from doing easy work,” Wise said in a statement. “I was sent here to make tough decisions, and I did my best to advance our state and its citizens.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced today that the entities responsible for the two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle will receive additional loan guarantees. Georgia Power recently announced their intention to complete the project after their prime contractor, Westinghouse Electric, filed for bankruptcy over cost overruns on this and other projects. As others have
Southern Company, parent of mega-utility Georgia Power, has distributed a press release this morning that they have decided to continue with the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 & 4 – currently the only nuclear power plants under construction in the country. South Carolina utilities chose to scrap construction of their units in the past
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.
This week’s Courier Herald column: Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the national and partisan implications of the surprising win for Donald Trump. Today we’re going to focus on what this means for Georgia. Access is power in Washington. Several prominent Georgia Democrats are now rethinking their future, as their
A lot of folks (and me) didn’t give the possibility of “President Trump” a lot of serious thought. Sure, we talked about it in theory, but there are a lot of folks who are going to have to get up to speed on a transition that is already underway. This transition should be kind to
The political winds are shifting in Georgia and hopefully those winds will soon start generating electricity. On Thursday Georgia Power formalized an agreement with the Public Service Commission to add 1,200 megawatts of renewable power to its energy plan for the state. For those of us who don’t know science, that is enough energy to
On Monday, the Georgia Power Company announced that it will shut down operations at its 29 coal ash ponds in Georgia over the next three years. Coal ash is the waste left over when coal is burned to generate electricity. The EPA says it is one of the largest types of industrial waste in the