Tag Archives: Stan Wise

Political Notes — State parties put on their game faces for general election

Republicans and Democrats are already snarling at each other over their prospects in the general election . . .

Tags: general election , Georgia Ports Authority , party chairmen , Stan Wise

House bill would end Ga. Power’s surcharges on Vogtle nukes

Georgia Power would have to stop collecting early customer fees on Vogtle nukes under a bill introduced in the state House . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , customer surcharges , Georgia Power , Karla Drenner , Plant Vogtle , Stan Wise

PSC may stop early payments on Vogtle reactors

The Public Service Commission is ready to start taking a closer look at the cost increases in the Vogtle nuclear project . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , Chuck Eaton , cost increases , CWIP surcharge , Georgia Power , Plant Vogtle , PSC , Stan Wise , Tim Echols

PSC takes restrictions off Georgia Power’s natural gas hedging

Georgia Power regains the ability to hedge the prices it pays for natural gas, a practice that caused the utility to lose more than $600 million in a 10-year period . . .

Tags: Chuck Eaton , Doug Everett , fuel cost recovery rate , Georgia Power , hedging , natural gas prices , PSC , Stan Wise , Tim Echols

Political Notes – Will Deal snuff out marijuana cultivation in Georgia?

Has Gov. Nathan Deal put the kibosh on plans to legalize the cultivation of marijuana in Georgia for medical purposes? . . .

Tags: Adam Wise , Allen Peake , medical cannabis , Nathan Deal , No Child Left Behind , PSC , Rob Woodall , Stan Wise

Ga. Power’s ‘hedging’ on gas prices has cost ratepayers $607 million

The Public Service Commission grapples with the question of Georgia Power’s hedging on natural gas purchases — a practice that has lost the company more than $600 million . . .

Tags: call options , Chuck Eaton , David Poroch , Georgia Power , Jim Clarkson , natural gas hedging , PSC , Stan Wise , swaps , Tom Newsome

Don’t expect layoffs or lower rates from merger, utilities say

Spokesmen for Southern Co. and AGL say the energy companies will remain separate business units after the proposed merger . . .

Tags: AGL Resources , David Weaver , Georgia Power , Kevin Greene , merger , PSC , Southern Co. , Stan Wise

PSC, Ga. Power criticize Obama’s greenhouse gas rule – but they’re moving steadily towards it

As much as they complain about the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas rule, the PSC and Georgia Power have already been moving ahead with it . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , EPA. Obama administration , Georgia Power , greenhouse gas emissions , PSC , renewable power , Stan Wise

Political Notes – Like Georgia, S.C. officials leery of proposed pipeline

South Carolina attorney general’s office contends Kinder Morgan doesn’t have eminent domain authority for a proposed petroleum pipeline . . .

Tags: Dentons , Kinder Morgan , Nathan Deal appointments , Palmetto Pipeline , South Carolina , Stan Wise

Ga. Power could lose $300 million tax credit on Vogtle nukes

The continuing delays in the Plant Vogtle nuclear project could cost Georgia Power $300 million in production tax credits . . .

Tags: Bobby Baker , construction delays , Georgia Power , nuclear reactors , Plant Vogtle , PSC , Stan Wise , Tim Echols