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Georgia Power to Close All 29 Coal Ash Ponds

Georgia Power is developing a closure timeline for all of its 29 coal ash ponds and expects to finalize and release the schedule within the next six months. The company says the closure and schedule is a response to the EPA’s Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Rule as well as the … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: EPA Emissions Tool, Nuclear Loans, 2nd Coal Ash Leak

The EPA has released the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT), designed to help state air quality planners estimate the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. According to the EPA, AVERT “aims to address a key reason states have not implemented previous EE/RE State Implementation Plan guidance.” North … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: US Climate Fund, Drought Help, Cap-and-Trade Fines

President Obama on Friday unveiled proposals for a $1 billion fund to help communities prepare for the effects of climate change. Money would go to research, “breakthrough technologies” and infrastructure. But the fund – which Obama will formally outline in his 2015 budget in March – requires Congressional approval, Reuters … Read more »

Georgia Power Cancels Biomass Plans

Georgia Power Cancels Biomass Plans

Georgia Power is abandoning plans to convert a coal-fired unit to biomass after finding that the conversion would not be cost-effective for customers. The utility – part of Southern Company – first proposed converting Unit 3 at Plant Mitchell in southern Dougherty County, Ga., in 2008. It has now decided … Read more »

EV Project Offers Free Blink Chargers to Commercial Sites in Three Cities

Clean electric transportation and storage technologies provider ECOtality said that it will offer its Blink smart charging stations free to commercial host sites and residents of Chicago, Atlanta and the greater Philadelphia area, as part of its expansion of The EV Project, a public-private research initiative with the Department of … Read more »