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June 17, 2024 3:26 am

Plant Vogtle: A Milestone for Georgia’s Energy Future

Georgia Power recently announced the commercial operation of Plant Vogtle’s Unit 4, marking a significant advancement in Georgia’s nuclear energy capacity and establishing the state as a leader in clean energy production. Despite substantial cost overruns that raised the project’s budget from $14 billion to approximately $35 billion, the completion represents a crucial step towards achieving energy resilience and a zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.

Bill to regulate hemp products in Georgia awaits governor’s signature while some hope for veto

A bill regulating hemp products in Georgia, which mandates testing and restricts sales to those 21 and older, awaits Governor Brian Kemp’s decision. While proponents see it as a necessary step for consumer protection, critics argue it allows the sale of potentially harmful derivatives like Delta-8, without adequately safeguarding consumers.

Critics pan Georgia Power fossil fuel plans ahead of state PSC hearing

During a hearing, a Georgia Power representative urged the Public Service Commission to support a stipulated agreement that offers financial protection for ratepayers, despite criticisms that the company’s plans are unrealistic and could increase its carbon footprint. Critics argue that replacing the expanded use of fossil fuels with more renewable energy in the plan could prevent significant environmental impacts.