NRC Cites Problems at Vogtle, May Increase Project Oversight

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 15:17:07 +0000

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Continuing issues with the two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia have led federal regulators to say they are considering increasing oversight of the project. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Aug. 26, in a letter to Southern Nuclear, which is leading the project along with its sister company Georgia Power, […]

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Electric Vehicles Are The Future — Yes, Even In Your Neck Of The Woods

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 03:35:16 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Katherine Catalano We’re in the midst of a major technological shift in the way we transport people and goods, the likes of which we haven’t seen since we first embraced Henry Ford’s new invention and let our horses focus on showjumping. I’m talking about the shift from […]

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When It Comes to Nuclear Power, “Advanced” Isn’t Always Better

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 01:24:43 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Elliott Negin Nuclear power proponents have long been prone to wishful thinking. Back in 1954, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss famously predicted that nuclear-generated electricity would ultimately become “too cheap to meter.” Today, nuclear power is among the most expensive forms of electricity. Strauss’s successor at the commission, Nobel laureate Glenn […]

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Tim Echols Has Sea Turtle Wrapping On One-Of-A-Kind Panoz EV (Q&A)

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:07:41 +0000

While I was still in San Francisco, I got to play tourist and take cool and interesting photos of a friend’s Tesla Model X. Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission replied to one of the photos with a video of one of his own. His electric vehicle, a Panoz, has a unique […]

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More Vogtle Delays; Experts Target Mid-2022 Startup at Earliest

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 20:43:35 +0000

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Engineering experts and financial consultants involved with oversight of the two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia said the project’s startup now likely will be delayed until the summer of 2022. They also said the project faces more cost overruns. In testimony filed June 7 with the Georgia Public Service Commission, the […]

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Op-Ed by Georgia Commissioner Tim Echols: The Future of Georgia is Electric

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 05:23:47 +0000

Commissioner Tim Echols of the State of Georgia Public Service Commission penned an op-ed and invited us to share it. Before I do, I want to give a little bit of background on Commissioner Echols. I met him during a Tesla parade event back in December where we were trying to set a Guinness World […]

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LG Energy & SK Innovation Kiss & Make Up, Promise To Work Together In Harmony

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 23:45:54 +0000

Under pressure from the Biden administration, LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation have resolved their long running legal battle.

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Tears and cheers for Asians as Japanese ace rules Masters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:30:56 +0000

AUGUSTA (AFP) ‒ Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to win a major golf championship on Sunday, holding his nerve down the stretch to capture the 85th Masters after a dramatic final round. Carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, Matsuyama calmly grinded out clutch pars and struck for crucial birdies in […]

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Joe Biden: A Chance to Save the Day

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 05:02:40 +0000

By Tim Echols Georgia leaders from both parties recognize that the supply chain for electric vehicles needs to go through our state. However, one ruling, by a little-known federal agency, has put the country’s green-energy goals and nearly 6,000 Georgia jobs at risk. The good news is that President Biden, who visits our state on […]

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