Category Archives: Georgia Public Service Commission

Georgia Power’s Latest Twenty Year Plan remains Slow on Renewables

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(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Power’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), released on Friday, January 29, 2016, continues to keep renewables on a slow track.   The company files an IRP every three years to outline how it can best meet Georgia’s changing energy needs for the next twenty years.   Georgia Power talks about the benefits of renewables, but the […]

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HB 931 Seeks End to Ratepayer Subsidy of Nuclear Construction in Georgia


(APN) ATLANTA — A pro-consumer bill, HB 931, co-sponsored by State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale), calls for an end to the Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery (NCCR) surcharge on Georgia Power electric bills after March 2017.   NCCR is a statewide surcharge that all Georgia Power residential and small business electricity customers pay every month.   It is about eight percent […]

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(IPS) US Agency Gave Nuclear Industry a Sweet Deal, Documents Reveal

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Jun 30 2012 (IPS) – The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) recently won a two-year legal battle to secure documents from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Freedom of Information Act related to nuclear power loan guarantees offered to utility companies under the Barack Obama […]

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(IPS) Legal Challenges Counter Plans for New Nuclear Reactors

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, April 24, 2012 (IPS) – Until this past February, the last time new nuclear power construction was approved in the United States was in 1978. But when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved two proposed nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta, Georgia, on February 9 […]

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PSC’s Stan Wise Seeks Explanation on Gas Rate Increases

According to the Georgia Public Service Commission: “Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise today requested that Georgia’s natural gas marketers file briefs with the Commission by Wednesday January 11, 2012 to explain the contradiction between a federal report that Atlanta area consumers paid more than 37 per cent higher natural gas prices in November 2011 compared to November 2010, and a […]

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Lance Robertson Running for Public Service Commission

Lance Robertson, an activist who has done work with Rev. Joseph Lowery and the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, is running for Georgia Public Service Commission, the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News.  He said he is not sure which incumbent he is challenging. Robertson said he is considering running as a Republican.

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PSC Approves Ten Million in Emergency Heating Aid from USF

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved ten million dollars from the Universal Service Fund, to help cover the heating costs of certain low-income people, particularly as US Congress has not yet finalized a 2012 budget nor separately funded the LIHEAP program. The funds will cover one-time payments of up to 160 dollars for up to […]

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Georgia PSC Can’t Silence Nuclear Power Debate

  (APN) Doug Everett, Member of the Georgia Public Service Commission, attempted to limit the scope of public remarks at a recent meeting of the PSC, on Wednesday, July 06, 2011, but could not prevent citizens from stating they do not want two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia at Plant Vogtle. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima is a wake-up […]

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