December 16, 2022 -
A radiation health expert who spoke out publicly about the coverup she witnessed while working inside Three Mile Island after the 1979 meltdown, Joy Thompson died last month in North Carolina. We remember her extraordinary courage and share the groundbreaking 2009 Facing South investigation she and her husband, Randall Thompson, informed.
December 13, 2022 -
Georgia Power is currently asking for huge rate increases while trying to block rooftop and community solar from taking root in the state. On Dec. 20, Georgia's Public Service Commission has a chance to steer the company in another direction, but commissioners will do so only if enough Georgians speak out.
December 7, 2018 -
The latest tool that industry has used to tilt Georgia's regulatory field against electric utility ratepayers? An outside spending group tied to the faltering nuclear power industry, which helped Georgia Power's candidate of choice hold his seat on the state commission that oversees utilities.
March 31, 2017 -
The main contractor for four nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia and South Carolina declared itself broke this week due to massive cost overruns on the projects. Ratepayers have already forked over billions of dollars for the long-delayed reactors, but their future is now uncertain.
April 24, 2014 -
The U.S. Department of Energy has been less than forthcoming with details about a loan guarantee to help Georgia Power and its partners build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia. As it turns out, the company is getting quite a deal: absolutely free credit. Will taxpayers get burned again?
January 31, 2013 -
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy fought the Obama administration in court to get it to disclose details about the $8.3 billion in loan guarantees it offered private companies to build two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle. Though heavily redacted, the documents they got suggest there may be trouble for taxpayers if the deal is finalized as now structured.
May 31, 2012 -
As the cost of proposed nuclear projects spirals out of control, regulated utilities across the Southeast turn to ratepayers for financing -- but they face growing resistance.