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Put coal and nuclear plants at forefront of America's energy diversity

...BUT EXISTING nuclear power plants are our cheapest energy source. Last year the average capacity factor of the U...fossil-fuel generation and power produced by renewable energy sources. In fact, nuclear power supplied nearly one-fifth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-08/put-coal-and-nuc
Towers of power

...next-generation Westinghouse AP1000 reactors should operate even more safely and efficiently than 1 and 2. The carbon-free energy source represents one-third of Georgia's strategy to comply with Environmental Protection Agency-proposed clean-air...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-01/towers-power
The shell game with oil

...less dependent on hostile oil-exporting nations than it's been in decades. Meanwhile, the needle on alternative energy sources such as water, wind and solar has barely budged in the past 30 years.Unless a breakthrough in energy technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-13/shell-game-oil
Kinder Morgan gas pipeline to expand along Savannah River

...not necessary, and the potential for damage is far too great. We must start moving in a direction of sustainable energy sources, and this is a move completely in the wrong direction."In a Jan. 23 filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-08/kinder-morgan-gas-pipeline
Small modular reactor development faces slow, fading progress at Savannah River Site

...the future of nuclear energy, the development of small modular reactors has faced funding challenges and competing energy sources ? mainly falling natural gas prices that jilted the nuclear industry's comeback ? leaving some questioning if the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-11/small-modular-reactor-develo
Hearing on new Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan rules Tuesday in Atlanta

...dropped more than 60 percent in the last three years and the cost of wind has dropped 40 percent, he said."Clean energy sources like wind and solar are becoming much cheaper much faster than anyone had guessed was possible," Brune said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-28/hearing-new-environmental-pr
Just blowing smoke

...painfully wean themselves from a plentiful and inexpensive energy source; the rest of the world goes on unabated; and the reward...industries, instead of bullying them, into cleaner energy sources and more incremental carbon reduction.Doing nothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-05/just-blowing-smoke
Reaction to EPA carbon proposal split in Georgia

...communities, but they will also spur innovation and strengthen our economy. By moving to 100 percent clean affordable energy sources, we'll create tens of thousands of Georgia jobs and billions of dollars in new investment," said Ashten Bailey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/reaction-epa-carbon-propos
Promises of easier nuclear power plant construction fall short in new round of building

...plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.So far, it's not working.Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-26/promises-easier-nuclear-power
Support cleaner energy

...by climate change.We can counter climate change and clean the air we breathe by converting to clean, renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy, which also will create jobs here. Georgia has a great deal of potential in solar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-27/support-cleaner-energy