Georgia Power Company filed proposed rate increases totaling $124,235,391 on November 1 with the Public Service Commission. The Company is asking for an increase of $50,160,602 for their Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery (NCCR) tariff, $16,478,920 for their residential and commercial Demand Side Management (DSM-R and DSM-C) tariffs and $57,595,869 for updated base tariffs. The proposed tariff changes would go into effect on January 1, 2013.
Problem: Georgia is the fourth-largest vegetable producer in the country, but almost one-third of Georgians are obese. Seem like a disconnect? We think so too.
Solution: Uniting the two communities most responsible for the health of Georgians—growers who farm organically and healthcare practitioners. Georgia Organics’ 16th Annual Conference, “Farm Rx: A Prescription for Better Health,” brings together for the first time these two communities on the frontline of the fight for better health.
GreenLaw urges EPD to remove third parties from its review process
Citing time constraints and conflicts of interest, Friday GreenLaw filed comments with Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) regarding the expedited permitting process for air permits urging the agency to keep permitting review in-house, rather than using third parties. The comments were filed on behalf of Mothers and Others and the Georgia Chapter of the American Lung Association.
President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the ‘fiscal cliff.’ The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but with today’s new law will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of wind power in the U.S. and setting the stage for offshore wind in Georgia.
Mansfield Energy Corp. announced they have been awarded a contract by the City of El Paso for the design, construction and operations of three Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations to service city-owned and leased vehicles. These station locations include the airport site located at Montana Avenue and Global Reach Drive at the City of El Paso International Airport, the LIFT site located at 5081 Fred Wilson Avenue and the MSC site located at 1059 Lafayette Drive in El Paso.
Georgia Power offers the following tips to help customers save money and energy as winter approaches.
- Keep your thermostat at the lowest comfortable setting. Georgia Power recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Every degree above 68 can add three percent to the heating bill.