Giving Georgia's Environment Its Day in Court! October 2013
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GreenLaw Awarded $35K Grant for Strategic Planning in EJ & Governance
GreenLaw will use the funds to develop a strategic plan for the Environmental Justice Collaborative and to enhance the effectiveness of GreenLaw's Board. READ MORE>>
GreenLaw Defends Georgia Ratepayers Against GA Power "Front Loading" Rates
Georgia Power has proposed to increase rates starting in January 2014, in large part to pay for retrofits to its aging coal-fired fleet. Although many of the projects won't be online until 2016, the Company wants to start collecting now on $1 billion+ for construction costs. Georgia Power also hopes to tax the sun by charging expensive fees to new solar users and to increase the company's state-guaranteed profits to 11.5%.
Jekyll Compromise Reached with Oversight Committee The proposed master plan limits future development to no more than 1,675 acres. Of the 66 acres available for future development, only 20 acres would be available for unrestricted use while 46 acres would be restricted to development specifically for public health, safety and/or recreation purposes.
Energy Department economist Perry Lindstrom said carbon pollution reduction is due to warm winter weather, more efficient cars because of new mileage requirements and an ongoing shift from coal-power to natural gas to produce electricity.