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Vogtle expansion on track, Georgia Power execs tell PSC

...Bubba" McDonald.Leach testified that the company's analysis shows expanding Vogtle is still a good idea even as natural gas prices have declined in recent years as has demand for electricity. He said gas prices aren't likely to remain low throughout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/vogtle-expansion-track-geo
Plant Vogtle owners avoid loan subsidy fee

...abandoned plans to build nuclear plants. The Great Recession trimmed the demand for energy. Meanwhile, falling natural gas prices made it cheaper to build natural gas plants. Interest rates have also fallen to record lows, making it relatively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-26/plant-vogtle-owners-avoid-
Plant Vogtle project sponsors avoid loan subsidy fee

...abandoned plans to build nuclear plants. The Great Recession trimmed the demand for energy. Meanwhile, falling natural gas prices made it cheaper to build natural gas plants. Interest rates have also fallen to record lows, making it relatively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-26/plant-vogtle-project-sponsors
Georgia Power executives testify Vogtle expansion is progressing

...Bubba" McDonald.Leach testified that the company's analysis shows expanding Vogtle is still a good idea even as natural gas prices have declined in recent years as has demand for electricity. He said gas prices aren't likely to remain low throughout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/georgia-power-executives-t
Vogtle expansion could signal future of nuclear industry

...guarantees were developed in 2005 as an incentive to help build nuclear reactors, but several other projects stalled as natural gas prices plunged.The Vogtle project is closely watched by other utility companies as the nation pushes to diversify its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/vogtle-expansion-could-signal
Natural gas prices stable, suppliers say

Despite a winter in which Augusta's temperature reached a new record low, natural gas providers say prices remain relatively stable.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-27/natural-gas-prices-stable-sup
Regulators want to hire staff to watch Vogtle costs

...constructed in the United States. Two plants using the same technology are being built in China.Instead, falling natural gas prices made new U.S. plants uneconomical. Meanwhile, construction costs have jumped. Georgia Power reports that its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-25/regulators-want-hire-staff-wa
Faux environmentalists allowing more pollution by fighting nuclear

...indecisive regulation, the utility did what any good business entity would do ? it took advantage of record-low natural gas prices and replaced the emission-free nuclear power with power producing tens of metric tons of air pollution.Californians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-11-17/faux-environment
Local providers expect stable natural gas prices despite national forecasts

...1.80 in 2006."Customers are seeing historically low prices compared to the last decade or so," he said.Natural gas prices are even beating those of propane, which is produced from its liquids.The federal government estimates homeowners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-06/local-providers-expect-stable
New generation of nuclear workers entering field

...matches her peers. Despite uncertainties in the industry where new nuclear reactors have been stymied by falling natural gas prices, she's confident nuclear is clean, safe and promises job stability."If they never ever built another nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-01/new-generation-nuclear-worker