Tag Archives: coal-fired power plants

Supreme Court says ‘no’ to EPA power plant regs

The Supreme Court orders the EPA to consider the economic costs of imposing new limits on toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants . . .

Tags: clean air regulations , coal-fired power plants , EPA , Supreme Court

Political Notes – Georgia falls from the top business ranking

CNBC no longer considers Georgia the “Top State for Business” — the proposed religious freedom law may have been a factor in that . . .

Tags: CNBC business rankings , coal-fired power plants , court interpreters , department of public health , Ebola , Plant Washington , religious freedom act , Richard Woods , school accountability

At a challenging time, Ga. Power seeks $482 million rate hike

Georgia Power files for a rate increase at a time when it and parent firm Southern Co. are dealing with some troublesome business and regulatory issues . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , coal-fired power plants , cost overruns , environmental controls , Georgia Power , Mississippi Power , Public Service Commission , rate increase , solar power , Southern Co.

Southern Co., Georgia Power are burned by solar critics

Southern Co. and Georgia Power executives are confronted by sharp questioning over the utility’s limited use of renewable energy to generate electricity . . .

Tags: coal-fired power plants , Georgia Power , Mississippi Power , renewable energy , Robert E. Green , solar energy , Southern Co. , Tom Fanning

Southern CEO doesn’t see much of a role for renewables

Tom Fanning downplays the future impact of electricity from renewable sources, laments the decreasing use of coal to generate power . . .

Tags: coal-fired power plants , Georgia Power , natural gas , renewable energy , Southern Co. , Tom Fanning

Federal court pollution ruling is big victory for Southern Co.

Federal appeals court throws out an air pollution standard enacted by the EPA to curb pollution from coal-fired generation facilities . . .

Tags: air pollution , Circuit Court of Appeals , coal-fired power plants , EPA , Georgia Power , Greenlaw , Sam Olens , Southern Co.

Cobb EMC pulls out of Plant Washington project

Cobb EMC votes to abandon the proposed Plant Washington coal-fired power plant, leaving the future of the coal-fired power plant in doubt . . .

Tags: Chip Nelson , coal-fired power plants , Cobb EMC , Dean Alford , Plant Washington , Power4Georgians

The contradictions at EPD

While there’s a new director at the state’s Environmental Protection Division, there won’t be much if any change in the way the agency operates . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: air quality permits , Allen Barnes , coal-fired power plants , EPD , Jud Turner , Plant Washington , Ronit Walker , Sonny Perdue

Olens sues EPA over coal plant emission standards

Georgia’s attorney general goes to federal court in an attempt to overturn an EPA rule that regulates emissions from coal-fired power plants . . .

Tags: air quality regulations , coal-fired power plants , EPA , Sam Olens

Political Notes – Marshall would extend Bush tax cuts

Jim Marshall says he supports extending all of the Bush tax cuts, even for wealthiest families — a Gallup poll says a majority of Americans disagree with that; Sanford Bishop takes more criticism over those Congressional Black Caucus scholarships . . .

Tags: coal-fired power plants , Jim Marshall , Plant Washington , Sanford Bishop