Category Archives: Beyond Coal

Georgia, U.S. Leaders, Advocates Praise EPA Clean Power Plan

EPA clean power plan

(APN) ATLANTA — Yesterday, Monday, August 03, 2015, President Barack Obama and the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Clean Power Plan, or rule that is intended to turn the tide on climate change.   It will cut U.S. carbon pollution from the power sector by 870 million tons, or 32 percent below 2005 levels, in 2030.   […]

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Georgia Power Seeks to Decertify Coal Plant #3 at Plant Mitchell

(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Power plans to shut down its dirty coal-fired Unit 3 at Plant Mitchell in Albany, Georgia.  The company is also cancelling its proposed conversion of the unit to biomass after analysis deemed it not cost effective for customers. If the decertification request to the Public Service Commission is approved, it will be retired by April 16, […]

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(IPS) Citizens Reclaim Energy Cooperatives

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Apr 30, 2012 (IPS) – As the United Nations and countries around the world look at cooperatives as an alternative economic model for the production of energy, rural energy cooperatives have thrived for over eight decades in the U.S., and citizens in some parts of the country […]

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