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Georgia Power to
close 15 coal, oil units

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Kristi Swartz

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/7/2013 9:03:02 PM

Georgia Power said Monday it will shut down 15 coal and oil-fired units, cutting nearly one-sixth of its power grid capacity to comply with federal rules aimed at reducing air pollution. The move, which comes after the utility and parent Southern Co. spent years unsuccessfully fighting the regulations, further cuts coal out of the electricity mix of a company once known as the dominant provider of coal-fired electricity. Currently, the amount of coal that Georgia Power uses to produce electricity stands at 47 percent, down from 70 percent five years ago. Georgia Power will replace much of

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Not to worry; the House Republicans will defund EPA any day now. Snort.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/7/2013 9:10:42 PM     (No. 9103997)

Is anyone paying attention here ?

These are the same people who don´t want nuclear or nat-gas or anything other than skittles pooping unicorns.

At what point does stupid become criminal ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/7/2013 9:11:41 PM     (No. 9104001)

Translation: Higher power bills?

What is wrong with people?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/7/2013 9:21:51 PM     (No. 9104014)

"So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
B.O., November 2008


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Reply 4 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 1/7/2013 9:25:45 PM     (No. 9104024)

Just a matter of time before the rolling blackouts begin.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubber, 1/7/2013 9:29:22 PM     (No. 9104028)

I have been waiting to see how this will effect my EMC bill...along with the two new nuke plants delays and cost over runs...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 1/7/2013 9:30:20 PM     (No. 9104029)

Here come those "necessarily skyrocketing" (Split infinitive courtesy of the smartest Harvard graduate ever)electric rates.

He said that was his plan from the beginnng.

This proves he CAN keep a promise.

OT: My Obama-loving SIL just got his first paycheck of 2013. It was a beautiful thing to watch. I can´t believe I held my tongue.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/7/2013 9:37:23 PM     (No. 9104039)

This is what happened in South Africa when competent engineers were fired and replaced by incompetent minorities.

God save us from Obama, please.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/7/2013 9:38:32 PM     (No. 9104041)

#7, why be nice? Rub his stupid nose in it!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: veritas, 1/7/2013 9:53:42 PM     (No. 9104064)

If I were president of the utility, I´d cut the wires to every Federal building in my service area, excepting only military installations.

Heh, heh, heh.

#9: Nah. That´ll just get the anger directed at #7. More fun, really, to enjoy their anguish. Oh -- and to wait for the "Gallagher moment."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: On fire, 1/7/2013 10:25:51 PM     (No. 9104114)

I run our first payroll of the year for the office next week. I did warn them about tax increases but reminded them that I´m just the messenger. I think I too will just watch for the reactions!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/7/2013 10:56:33 PM     (No. 9104152)

People tell you who they are and what they are all about, but no one listens.

The man said he hated coal in 2008.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 1/7/2013 11:00:29 PM     (No. 9104157)

It will be really nice when the brownouts shut down the AC this summer. It will be especially nice in Atlanta in the ´hood.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 1/7/2013 11:03:49 PM     (No. 9104161)

In case you haven´t thought this out, please be informed that this will affect the entire grid.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/7/2013 11:32:59 PM     (No. 9104185)

We are already paying more taxes and our cost of living has gone up. Now we start paying more for utilities. And all to support lazy arses who need welfare? Thanks jerks who votd for this maroon. May you lose every welfare support you are expecting!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jl80863, 1/8/2013 12:08:09 AM     (No. 9104222)

The air conditioning at the White House and the Capitol building should be required by law to be powered by on-site solar.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lana720, 1/8/2013 12:27:32 AM     (No. 9104235)

Listen to what all dictators say. Our utility bills, along with all our other bills are skyrocketing. LISTEN!!!


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Reply 17 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/8/2013 2:59:11 AM     (No. 9104328)

How many people will die because of this?

Watch those temperatures soar this summer.

Watch the rolling electrical blackouts.

Hey, you don´t have to ration healthcare quite as much when you leave the elderly to die in sweltering temperatures, right?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/8/2013 3:48:13 AM     (No. 9104342)

South Carolina Electric and Gas also recently closed several coal power stations. I believe it´s six closures since October, definitely no less than four.

Latest heat/cold abatement measure: After a few years trying out a home-made version, we´re having our crawl space professionally sealed next week and R-19 insulation installed on the interior of the concrete block foundation walls. A dehumidifier takes care of the moisture. If you want to know the rationale behind crawl-space sealing, search on ex-Clemson engineering guy Craig DeWitt, PhD, PE.

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