Civil suit will proceed against GRU officers

A civil lawsuit filed by an Augusta man hit with 50,000 volts of electricity during a traffic stop by a Georgia Regents University police officer has survived its first challenge in U.S. District Court...

Needless regulation

...environmental policy would "bankrupt" coal power plants and cause electricity bills to "necessarily skyrocket."Almost seven years...put tens of thousands of Americans out of work and raise electricity prices coast-to-coast?Less than 1 degree Celsius...

Augusta Tech reopens after outage

Augusta Tech has re-opened after a power outage this morning.Officials said earlier today that campus would be closed until about 10 a.m. while crews worked to restore electricity.

First steel panels placed on new Plant Vogtle reactor's shield

...hit with more than $700 million in cost overruns and three years in schedule delays. The reactors will start producing electricity in the second quarters of 2019 and 2020, according to timelines from contractors CB&I and Westinghouse Electric Co. that...

Public Service Commission approves added spending for Plant Vogtle expansion

...Once units 3 and 4 join the existing two Vogtle units already in operation, Plant Vogtle is expected to generate more electricity than any U.S. nuclear facility, enough to power more than 1 million homes and businesses in Georgia."Commission Chairman...

Parked vehicles latest New York lodging choice for bold, cheap tourists

NEW YORK - There's no electricity, no running water, no bathroom.But travelers to New York City bold enough to book a parked van for $22 a night through Airbnb...

Alternative-energy funds are better at absorbing oil's spill

...less than 1 percent of the country's electricity.The markets for coal and natural gas...plants are still the largest source of electricity in the country, though coal's importance...getting closer to the point where the electricity that it produces is the same price as...

Augusta VA details three construction projects to keep pace with industry changes

...375 and 440 new spaces and a $4 million solar-energy farm that will generate 2.2 million kilowatts of power and offset electricity consumed at the hospital's uptown campus.The third project costs $5.5 million, and Stenger said it will provide analytical...

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System expected to discuss deficit at meeting

...The system has seen a steep increase in its Georgia Power bills since 2009, when the average monthly bill was $4,333. The average monthly bill so far this year is $12,930. Annual electricity costs have tripled since 2009.

Medicaid isn't perfect, but we must invest in citizens' good health

...a husband who left. One man told me he didn't have a lot of stress, and things were a bit better since he was getting electricity by using a line stretched from his son's house next door.As a society we have a basic obligation to care for those who...