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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:22

Solar Has Bright Future In Georgia

September 3 -- Despite an abundance of sunshine, Georgia lags behind other states in installing solar power. That’s poised to change, and as it does, solar is making new friends out of old rivals. >>View Article

August 13 -- Some people may have done a double take on July 11 when they saw me and fellow members of the Atlanta Tea Party celebrating next to the Sierra Club as it was announced that Georgia’s largest energy provider will invest in a huge increase in solar power. Why was the Tea Party rallying with groups across the aisle like the Sierra Club? >>View Article

August 12 -- There is such thing as a green Tea Partyer. Over at the Huffington Post, Seth Shulman draws attention to a truly surprising thing that happened last month in Georgia: An all-Republican commission of state regulators voted to expand the use of solar power. >>View Article

July 18 -- In many regions in the country, conservative politicians view solar power as an unwarranted extension of government regulation. In Georgia, it’s the other way around. >>View Article

July 12 -- Georgia Power must purchase more solar power for its energy system under a plan approved Thursday by state utility regulators, a move sought by solar developers and renewable energy proponents but denounced by a commissioner who argued it could raise costs. >>View Article

June 7 -- The fight to bring cheaper, clean energy to Georgia is uniting some unlikely allies. Renewable energy advocates and leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party are taking on utility giant Southern Co., and its subsidiary Georgia Power, over resisting the call to expand its development of solar energy. >>View Article

Monday, 15 October 2012 17:17

Solar Push Could Challenge Georgia Power

October 15 -- Georgia Power’s monopoly is under attack. This year, state legislators considered a bill that would have ended that monopoly in limited situations by allowing companies to lease rooftop space for their solar panels and then sell the electricity to the property owner. Current law only allows power to be sold to utilities, and only utilities can sell to retail customers. The bill stalled, but you can look for it to be introduced again for next year’s legislative session. >>View Article

September 26 -- Southern Co.'s (SO) Georgia utility said Wednesday it plans to buy 210 megawatts of solar power by 2015. Southern's Georgia Power utility already has contracts for 61 megawatts of solar power, enough to serve about 7,600 homes, the utility said. >>View Article

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