Energy & Environment

Ga. legislative debates over coal ash, air pollution turned toxic at...

Environmental issues dominated this year’s legislative session even after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a three-month disruption and major financial uncertainty for the state. And even...

Lawmakers OK ban on burning crossties at NE Ga. wood-fired plants

The smelly emissions from power plants that sometimes burn chemically treated railroad crossties to generate biomass energy has been a nuisance for nearby residents...

Georgia Senate tosses revised ‘right to farm’ hot potato to House

A controversial bill that has drawn opposition from some of the farmers proponents say the proposed law would protect passed out of the Senate...

Lawmakers agree to let utility with Vogtle stake borrow without voter...

Updated 8 a.m. Thursday A controversial measure that frees a north Georgia municipal utility with a stake in the expansion of Plant Vogtle from holding...

Watchdogs call for Georgia Power to delay delinquent customer shut-offs

State utility regulators are set to sign off on terms of a repayment plan for 160,000 Georgia Power customers delinquent on their bills when...

Trump’s environmental rollbacks hurt poor communities, critics say

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is suspending key environmental reviews during the pandemic that critics warn could further harm poor and minority neighborhoods around...

Lawmakers ready bills for ethylene oxide transparency, coal ash fee hike

Several environmental bills – including a high-profile ethylene oxide spill reporting measure – have been teed back up in a House committee for action. The...

PSC gives utilities OK to once again cut service to delinquent...

Utility customers who have fallen behind on their electricity and natural gas bills during the COVID-19 crisis could have their service cut off starting...

PSC could let Georgia utilities resume late-payer service shut offs

State regulators are set to decide Tuesday whether Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light can begin shutting off service again next month to homes...

Southern Co. says it will hit ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions...

The parent company of Georgia Power announced Wednesday that it is on track to beat its self-imposed deadline to cut carbon emissions in half...
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