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Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

...shows that in April, the amount of electricity generated with natural gas climbed 21...expects the level of coal-generated electricity to rebound as natural gas prices rise...expects about 36 percent of total U.S. electricity generation to come from coal in 2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/natural-gas-surpasses-coal
South getting its first major wind farm

...generate about 204 megawatts, or enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes.It would...Right now, there's not a spark of electricity generated from wind in nine states across...already looking to invest.With the electricity system in the region undergoing a period...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-12/south-getting-its-first-ma
Ga. 10th most expensive for energy sources

...the average consumption, including electricity, gasoline, natural gas and heating...humid summers in Georgia demand more electricity for air conditioning. Georgia's residential rate for electricity at $11.25 per kilowatt hour is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-13/ga-10th-most-expensive-energy-sourc
Last two supercentenarians have seen world of changes

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-07-04/world-apart-2-women-birthdates-1800
Augusta's green energy options studied

...designed similar systems around stadium parking lots that include advertising and other revenue streams while generating electricity and mentioned Augusta Regional Airport's seven uncovered acres.The advertising makes the "cost of the project more affordable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-09/augustas-green-energy-opti
Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter, according to report

...County has become a hotbed for solar farms. Five solar projects in the county are expected to produced 383 megawatts of electricity and create 2,000 jobs, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs.The job analysis counted direct jobs in wind, solar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/georgia-led-states-clean-e
Hot weather, high water at Thurmond Lake attracting big crowds

...to fall up to three feet by September.Thurmond Dam's hydropower generators ? which are designed to supply power when electricity demand peaks ? are most needed during hot summer days, Birdwell said. Water releases in the summer are typically scheduled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-28/hot-weather-high-water-thurm
New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...small businesses and nonprofits. It allows private companies to own the rooftop panels, paying the property owner with electricity while selling the rest to the local electric utility.SEXUAL ABUSE: Three new laws provide victims more support. One extends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
Rants & Raves

...recently for deprivation of minors. The households that the children were living in were filthy and had no running water and or electricity. Shame on them for creating these horrible living conditions for their children. WHEN, OH WHEN, are we going to see an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-24/rants-raves
Firm oversight, prudent river enthusiasts keep Stevens Creek dam safe

...world's most abundant natural resources and helps bring electricity to nearby homes every day?If you guessed the Stevens Creek...SCE&G, and that's OK! But this summer, as you use electricity and enjoy the local waterways, we hope you'll remember...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-30/firm-oversight-p