Tag Archives: solar energy

Political Notes: Early action on solar energy bill?

There may be some early committee action in the House on a bill involving solar energy equipment for homeowners . . .

Tags: David Perdue , GEFA , Georgia Hospital Association , Gerogia Power , Harry Geisinger , Mike Dudgeon , Nathan Deal , Russ Pennington , solar energy

PSC signs off on Ga. Power’s solar agreement with Army

Georgia Power gets the go-ahead from the PSC to install solar-generation facilities at three Army bases in Georgia . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , PSC , solar energy , U.S. Army

Solar energy financing bill will be moved to study committee

Rep. Don Parsons says the solar energy financing bill (HB 874) will be put in a subcommittee and won’t get a House vote this year . . .

Tags: Don Parsons , Mike Dudgeon , solar energy

Solar energy financing bill is revived, may get a vote

In a stunning reversal, Rep. Don Parsons will allow a solar energy financing bill to move forward and possibly get a floor vote in the House next Monday . . .

Tags: Don Parsons , EMCs , Georgia Power , leasing and financing , Mike Dudgeon , solar energy , utilities

House committee turns off the lights on solar bill

House committee turns down a bill that would have made it easier for consumers to finance the installation of solar energy equipment . . .

Tags: Chuck Martin , Don Parsons , Georgia Power , Mike Dudgeon , solar energy , solar panels , third-party financing

Political Notes – Stadium bonds still tangled up in court

The bond issue for the new Atlanta Falcons’ stadium has yet to be validated, raising some doubts about whether the project will move forward . . .

Tags: animal cruelty , bond issue , Bubba McDonald , Falcons stadium , Landmark Communications , PSC , Ralph Hudgens , Rick Golick , solar energy , Ural Glanville , winter storm damage

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

Political Notes – Barge addresses concerns over plunging grad rate

State school Supt. John Barge tries to calm concerns about the state’s declining graduation rates . . .

Tags: ALEC , Cobb EMC , dredging , Earl Ehrhart , Facility Group , federal prosecution , graduation rates , John Barge , Nan Orrock , port of Charleston , solar energy , South Carolina

Echols won’t switch vote on solar subsidy proposal

PSC member Tim Echols says he will not change his vote on a proposal to raise Georgia Power’s residential rates to provide a subsidy for two solar energy companies . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , Chuck Eaton , Georgia Power , PSC , residential rate increase , solar energy , Stan Wise , Tim Echols

Echols may reconsider PSC vote for solar subsidy

Tim Echols, the swing vote on a PSC proposal to raise Georgia Power’s rates and provide a subsidy to solar energy firms, says he is reconsidering his earlier vote against the proposal . . .

Tags: Angela Speir , Bubba McDonald , Chuck Eaton , Clare McGuire , Georgia Power , Georgia Watch , PSC , residential rate increase , solar energy , Stan Wise , Tim Echols