Let this plant grow

...should be seen for what it is: a Fortune 500 company diversifying its portfolio to become the nation's second-largest utility.Granted, the Plant Vogtle expansion has lost some of its luster since state regulators approved it in 2009, but...

Solar panel farm on Fort Gordon part of Army efforts to diversify energy sources

...said Richard Kidd, the Army's deputy assistant secretary of energy and sustainability.The Army, the nation's largest utility consumer, spends $1.3 billion annually to power its installations, Kidd said. More than 400 megawatts of solar...

Georgia solar industry growth threatening state's gopher tortoise population

...nation. Wildlife experts are working closely with developers of solar farms, including Georgia Power, the state's largest utility provider, to protect the gopher tortoise.Don Imm, a state supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Solar gardens gaining ground across US

...community solar.California issued community solar regulations in late January, requiring three of the state's largest utilities to contract for 600 megawatts of new solar capacity. San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will build...

When it comes to competing for contracts, being gay is a growing asset for business owners

...of who I am," said Luna, who hopes her firm, Aviva Spectrum, will benefit from a new California law requiring large utility companies to report how much they spend with LGBT contractors. "And it allows the marketplace to acknowledge a class...

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. penalized $1.4 billion for deadly pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO - Calif ornia regulatory judges issued a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday against the state's largest utility for a lethal 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in flames, killing eight...

New cars and vans make road trips less painful

...went on sale earlier this year. According to Ford, the Flex has the most second- and third-floor leg room of any large utility vehicle, and there's 43 cubic feet of cargo space if the third row is folded down.It also has one feature exclusive...

Stop sweetheart power deals

...Vice-President Dean Alford to develop two dirty coal plants with an original price tag of $4.2 billion.Even though large utilities such as Georgia Power Co. are closing down outdated and increasingly expensive coal plants, and denying the need...

Renewable energy push fails in South

...will be just as successful as it is in other states." The South has long relied on coal for electricity. Its two largest utilities - Atlanta-based Southern Co. and Charlotte, N.C.,-based Duke Energy Corp. - produce about two-thirds...

Georgia Power aims to rely less on coal

...Cobb EMC, is seeking environmental permits needed to build a coal plant near Sandersville, Ga.Why coal if the largest utility is going in other directions? "It's not an 'or;' it's an 'and.' We need it all," said consortium spokesman...

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