Energy & Environment

Former Sandy Springs lawmaker chairs board overseeing Jekyll

Amid boom times for Jekyll Island, a former state lawmaker has been tapped as the new board chair for the state agency charged with...

Okefenokee mining proposal gets Folkston hearing Tuesday night

The Georgia Recorder will report from South Georgia this week on reactions from the community, environmental groups and mining company officials on plans to...

State carbon emissions down, renewable sources rising

Carbon emissions are down across the southeastern United States, including Georgia, driven by a declining appetite among consumers to use electricity amid a growing...

Georgia DIYers stymied by big tech New report says Georgians want...

A combination of experience, leaked technical documents and internet-powered crowd-sourcing has helped Nate Minor find his way around the inside of an iPad Pro...

Public pressure killed Okefenokee mining plans once. Will it again? Public...

A company's push to mine minerals near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is drawing parallels to a proposal 20 years ago near the southeast...

Storm-ravaged forests add fuel to biomass energy push

Within these thickets are a slew of trees that remain keeled over or snapped in two, just as Hurricane Michael left them nearly 10...

Coal ash decisions need more public scrutiny, environmentalists say

Georgia regulators ought to hold more public meetings before issuing state permits for power plants to dispose of toxic coal ash, local environmentalists said...

Environmentalists: Power plant coal ash a threat to Georgia’s water

Tons of coal ash stored at Georgia Power plants contain metal substances linked to cancer and could potentially cause permanent groundwater and river pollution...
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