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Georgia Power Just Got A Multi-Million Dollar Tax Cut

But are they going to pass the savings on to consumers?

Six weeks ago Washington passed a massive tax bill giving billions of dollars to multi-million dollar corporations across the country. Over the last week almost half a dozen utility companies have announced plans to pass the savings on to consumers. Georgia Power however has remained steadfastly silent on what one of the nation’s largest electric companies plans to do with the financial windfall.

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Christmas Comes Early For Georgia Power

Georgia’s elected utility-monitoring agency, the Public Service Commission, made sure Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa all came in for Georgia Power by granting the company a construction continuance of the incredibly unpopular Plant Vogtle this morning in a unanimous 5-0 politically-charged public vote.

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Pro-Utility PSC Chairman Bans Candidate John Noel’s Testimony in Vogtle Case

Comml Chuck Eaton  Chairman Stan Wise at 2016 HearingGeorgia Public Service Commission Chairman, Stan Wise, refused to hear a public witness who signed up to testify at today’s Plant Vogtle hearing: Democratic PSC candidate, John Noel.  
 
Noel’s exclusion from public comment on continuing Georgia Power’s estimated $25 billion nuclear power plant expansion near Augusta came after one announced candidate, Libertarian Chris Vachovetz, had already testified. When Wise called Noel’s name, he noted his status as a PSC candidate and said Noel had “other forums” to express himself. Refusing to hear Noel’s objections, Wise called the next witness. A few minutes later, he called Democrat Lindy Miller to the podium. When it was pointed out that she, too, was a candidate, Wise gave her the same discourteous treatment, but it was clearly the high-profile Noel who caused Wise to proclaim his “new rule.”

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Green Means Gold for Georgia World Congress Center Authority

The No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world is setting the gold standard for environmental sustainability.The No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world is setting the gold standard for environmental sustainability.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED Gold certification to the 3.9-million-square-foot Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), the largest convention center in the world to achieve this status. LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification awarded to facilities that employ sustainability strategies, including indoor air quality, energy and atmosphere, sustainable sites, water efficiency, material and resources.

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