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Georgia nuclear plant gets OK to load fuel at new reactor

Aug. 03, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia can begin loading radioactive fuel into one of its two new reactors, federal regulators said Wednesday, a key step toward generating electricity at the first new nuclear reactor built in decades in the United States. The...

Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats

Jul. 27, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

In 1998, as nations around the world agreed to cut carbon emissions through the Kyoto Protocol, America's fossil fuel companies plotted their response, including an aggressive strategy to inject doubt into the public debate. “Victory,” according to the American Petroleum...

Regulators amend and then approve Georgia Power energy plan

Jul. 21, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia utility regulators approved a plan Thursday that would shut down a number of Georgia Power Co.'s coal-fired power plants, but not before postponing the death warrant for two units. The vote came as the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia...

Georgia Power proposes 12% increase in bills, with 2023 leap

Jun. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. wants to raise customer bills 12% over the next three years to pay for system improvements and higher costs and allow higher profits, the company said Friday in a rate filing with state regulators. The filing kicks off a rate case before the Georgia...

Co-owners sue Georgia Power in $695M Vogtle contract dispute

Jun. 21, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The owners of a majority share of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia are suing lead owner Georgia Power Co., claiming the company is trying to bilk them out of nearly $700 million by unilaterally changing a contract. The lawsuits, filed in recent days in...

Georgia cooperatives move to freeze nuclear costs at $8.1B

Jun. 18, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the owners of a nuclear power plant being expanded in Georgia says it's shifting overruns to Georgia Power Co. in exchange for giving up a sliver of its ownership. Oglethorpe Power Corp. which provides power to 38 electric cooperatives, said Saturday that it...