Energy & Environment

Clock ticking on Georgia Power plan for unlined coal ash storage

When Plant Harllee Branch near Milledgeville shut down in 2015 after more than five decades of generating energy from coal, it was anyone’s guess...

Revised ‘Right to Farm’ bill back, environmentalists still raise a stink

A revamped version of a controversial bill framed last year as a protection for the state’s top industry – agriculture – is running into...

Georgia park projects axed as tax on outdoor gear comes up...

Funding set aside for conservation projects across the state evaporated unexpectedly after state budget writers dramatically reduced their revenue projection constitutionally set aside for...

Bookman: Climate change threat doesn’t get the Y2K urgency

Take a moment to think back to simpler times, to a long-gone era exactly 20 years ago this week, when we celebrated the dawn...

Spaceport delayed as Camden County suddenly plans for smaller rockets

The launch date for Spaceport Camden is on indefinite hold after federal regulators held up an expected approval of Camden County’s license to operate...

State regulators approve $1.8 billion Georgia Power rate hike

Georgia Power customers can expect to pay steeper electric bills over the next several years, with some new charges kicking in next month. State regulators...

Decision day for Georgia Power’s $2.2 billion rate hike request

State regulators are set to vote Tuesday on Georgia Power’s $2.2 billion rate hike request, setting up a final round of haggling several months...

Consumer Reports: Georgia Power is planning an unfair fee hike

It’s one thing to pay for extra. Express lanes. More TV channels. An extra scoop of ice cream? But we shouldn’t have to pay...

Coal ash imports at Georgia landfills prompt push for disposal fee...

Wary of a coal ash influx in Georgia, environmental groups and some local officials are pushing for a bill in next year’s legislative session...

Georgia claims major legal victory in ongoing ‘water wars’ with Florida

Georgia won a major court victory Thursday in its ongoing legal battle with Florida over water rights as a federal judge studying the case...
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