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
Chalk one up for the good guys. 134,000 solar panels have been installed at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army base next to Columbus, Georgia. The new solar energy facility is a joint project between the Army and Georgia Power. Georgia Power has spent $70 million over the last two years developing it and they are
Georgia continues to grow, with 2.5-4 Million people expected to be added during the next quarter of a century. Those people (plus those of us who are already here) are going to need electricity. And tighter regulations from DC aren’t making it terribly easy to get that power from coal. What’s a utility to do?