Tag Archives: nuclear power

Even with overruns, Ga. Power says Vogtle nukes still benefit

Georgia Power executives defend the Plant Vogtle nuclear project, even with all of its cost overruns and schedule delays . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , nuclear power , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Political Notes – Medical marijuana bills resting in committee

Medical marijuana legislation received a lot of positive coverage, but the bills still haven’t made it out of committee . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Allen Peake , Calvin Smyre , federal loans , Josh McKoon , Louie Clark , medical marijuana , nuclear power , Plant Vogtle , Sharon Cooper , Uber

Political Notes – Pennington might get votes from some Democrats

Dalton Mayor David Pennington, a Republican challenger to Gov. Nathan Deal, could get some support from voters in the opposition party next year . . .

Tags: David Pennington , governor\'s race , Judicial Qualifications Commission , Labor Department , Nathan Deal , nuclear power , Plant Vogtle , Vermont Yankee

Political Notes – Southern Co. concedes nuke delays

Southern Co. CEO admits that there will probably delays in the issuance of construction licenses for Georgia Power’s nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, thus adding time and expense to the $14 billion project . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Power , national debt ceiling , NRC licenses , nuclear power , Paulette Rakestraw Braddock , Southern Co. , Tim Echols , Tom Fanning

Japan disaster isn’t affecting Georgia’s nuke project, so far

PSC members have no plans at this point to look into the impact of the Japan nuclear power plant disaster on nuclear reactors Georgia Power is building at Plant Vogtle . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , Japanese disaster , nuclear power , Plant Vogtle , PSC

PSC votes to give Ga. Power $108 million

The PSC ignored recommendations from its own staff of experts and voted to allow Georgia Power to charge ratepayers an additional $108 million for the construction of two nuclear units at Plant Vogtle . . .

Tags: Angela Speir Phelps , Bobby Baker , Chuck Eaton , cost escalation , Doug Everett , Georgia Power , nuclear power , Plant Vogtle , Public Service Commission , Stan Wise

Ratepayers are sat upon

In an op-ed published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week, state Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) warned about the dangers of excessive spending and taxation during the recessionary times in which we live.

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Don Balfour , Georgia Power , lobbyists , nuclear power , rate increases