Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams

This post is the ninth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues.  To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, click here. To continue to track their stances on energy, you can watch […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Georgia PSC District 5 – Dawn Randolph

This post is the seventh in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commission District 5, Tricia Pridemore, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Georgia PSC District 5 Tricia Pridemore

This post is the sixth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Democratic Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commission District 5, Dawn Randolph, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Georgia PSC District 3 Lindy Miller

This post is the fifth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Georgia Public Service Commission for District 3, Chuck Eaton, click here. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support […]

Georgia’s Nuclear Financial Crisis Worsens – Additional Billions in Cost Overruns at Plant Vogtle

Southern Company’s second quarter earnings news yesterday about Plant Vogtle’s nuclear expansion having yet another multi-billion dollar cost increase is not surprising given the continued problems occurring at the nuclear construction site that is just approaching halfway complete despite being more than 9 years into construction. But it is infuriating.

No Bonuses for Mismanagement, Mistakes at Nuclear Expansion Projects

This blog was written by High Risk Energy Intern, Kailie Melchior. I’ve been tracking the troubled nuclear power expansion projects in South Carolina and Georgia and have some observations. With SCE&G and Santee Cooper in South Carolina, I thought utilities learned that taking big bonuses while pushing off costs from a deeply troubled new nuclear […]

What do “The Last Jedi” and Georgia actually have in common?

At the end of December, just when everyone was focused on the premier of the new Star Wars movie “The Last Jedi” (and the holiday season), the Georgia Public Service Commission ignored their own Staff’s recommendations – and that of intervenors including the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – and unanimously voted to allow the […]

Will Plant Vogtle Nuke Georgia Power Bills? Act Now!

This has been an intense week for the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project so here’s a quick blog to get you updated. SACE has been on the ground at the public hearings all week where we learned that Georgia’s Public Service Commissioners have expedited their timeline to make a decision on Georgia Power’s request to double the estimated costs for Plant Vogtle by Dec 21st, not February 2018, like originally scheduled! Georgia Power is asking to push those costs onto YOU, instead of its shareholders. With less time to flood the inboxes of the Commissioners, we really need your help!

Are industrial power customers favored too much?

Across the Southeast, industrial power customers get special perks. One reason is that they can afford to hire lawyers and experts to persist in asking for the most favorable treatment they can get. One example of this is the advance payment for Georgia Power Company’s Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project. Georgia Power customers have already […]

Engaging on Energy: Nuclear Power in the Southeast

Proponents of nuclear power claim it is a safe, low-cost alternative to fossil fuels that can lower the carbon pollution that contributes to global climate change. The reality is quite different – nuclear reactors currently under construction have been delayed over and over again, are absurdly over budget, and pose serious risks to water quality […]