Tag Archives: Tim Echols

Political Notes — Southern Co. begs for federal help for Vogtle

Southern Co. executives ask the feds, “Brother, can you spare a dime?” for the financially distressed Vogtle nuclear project . . .

Tags: Board of Court Reporting , Common Cause Georgia , Plant Vogtle , Rick Jeffares , Sara Henderson , Southern Co. , Tim Echols

Political Notes — Hunter Hill says he’ll run for governor

State Sen. Hunter Hill will enter the Republican primary for governor next year, joining a crowded field of candidates . . .

Tags: David Belle Isle , Hunter Hill , Nathan Deal , redistricting , Tim Echols

PSC approves latest Vogtle spending, won’t talk about Toshiba troubles

The PSC approves the latest round of construction spending Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors, but refuses to even mention the financial meltdown of the project’s primary contractor . . .

Tags: Georgia Power , Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors , PSC , Stan Wise , Tim Echols , Toshiba financial problems , Westinghouse

McDonald to Ga. Power — If nukes are so great, ‘Put up the money’

PSC member Bubba McDonald pushes back against Georgia Power’s request to start charging ratepayers for a nuclear plant that may never be built . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , Dan Walsh , Georgia Power , nuclear plant , Tim Echols

Isakson wins GOP Senate primary; faces Barksdale in general election

Johnny Isakson tries for a third term in the Senate and wins the GOP primary with ease . . .

Tags: Jim Barksdale , Johnny Isakson , PSC , Senate race , Tim Echols

Echols tries for another term on the PSC

Tim Echols faces challenges from two little-known opponents as he tries to win a second term on the Public Service Commission . . .

Tags: Kellie Austin , Michelle Miller , PSC , Tim Echols , Vogtle nuclear project

Ga. Power’s fuel cost rider will be reduced 15 percent

The falling price of natural gas will mean slight reduction in the monthly electric bills of Georgia Power’s customers . . .

Tags: fuel costs , Georgia Power , natural gas prices , Tim Echols

Ga. Power to spend $174.5 million on nuke plant preparatory work

Georgia Power purchased property in Stewart County for a nuclear reactor and started the preliminary planning for the facility — and wants to charge off the costs to ratepayers . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , Georgia Power , IRP , nuclear reactors , PSC , Stewart County , Tim Echols

Isakson will have GOP and Democratic opposition

Sen. Johnny Isakson has two opponents challenging him in the Republican primary, as does Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols . . .

Tags: Johnny Isakson , qualifying , statewide office , Tim Echols

Court temporarily blocks EPA’s Clean Power Plan

U.S. Supreme Court says the EPA cannot enforce its Clean Power Plan while legal challenges to it are still pending in court . . .

Tags: Clean Power Plan , coal-fired plants , EPA , Georgia Power , greenhouse gases , Sam Olens , Tim Echols , U.S. Supreme Court