Energy & Environment

Groups plan to rally against Georgia Power rate increase

Georgia Power’s $2.2 billion rate increase hearing gets underway Monday and a dozen organizations plan to protest proposed higher electric bills outside the Public...

Atlanta ‘Climate strike’ rally draws hundreds of demonstrators to Capitol

Several hundred protesters, many of them students, skipped school and work Friday afternoon to rally against climate change outside the Georgia State Capitol. The rally...

Georgia students plan to attend statewide ‘Climate strike’ rallies today

Nicole Pontzer’s anxiety over climate change is old news in her circle of friends in Athens and now hundreds of strangers are about to...

Comments on proposed mine at edge of Okefenokee swamp regulators

A large coalition of environmental organizations is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop a company from mining near the Okefenokee Swamp,...

Require coal ash plan transparency in Georgia Power’s rate hike request

Georgia Power wants customers who pay the company for electricity to also pay to clean up its $525 million environmental mess. And that’s about...

Georgians split on party lines as U.S. House votes to ban...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the U.S. coast -- despite...

Time running out for public to weigh in on Okefenokee area...

A proposed mining operation near the Okefenokee Swamp is sparking a great deal of interest with thousands of organizations and people sounding off on...

More transparency called for in Georgia Power coal ash cleanup

Georgia Power’s request for customer rate increases starting next year includes $525 million through 2022 to clean up potentially toxic coal ash ponds, a...

Coastal Georgians getting acclimated to hurricane emergency declarations

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon for 12 coastal Georgia counties as Hurricane Dorian loomed to the south in the...

Georgia Power rate hike push to get public airing starting next...

Business interests and consumer watchdog organizations are keeping a wary eye on Georgia Power’s push to sharply increase its customers' cost of electricity over...
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