Must-read article on passage of SB 31 shows how Georgia got into Vogtle Mess

I am so sick and tired of Georgia Power’s lies and corruption.I was the PSC’s spokesman during the 1980s, and back then, commissioners would oppose legislation like SB 31 that usurped the PSC’s power. For the past decade, with this crowd on the commission cheering it on, Georgia Power has gotten its way. It’s disgusting. Plant Vogtle should be the biggest issue in 2018. That’s why I’m backing John @NoelforPSC. From the AJC: Seventy years ago, two Emory University graduates set out across the state asking a simple yet profound question: Who runs Georgia? The answer, as Calvin Kytle and James A. Mackay later wrote: the railroads and Georgia Power. The utility, in particular, held such sway over legislators that an Atlanta Journal…

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Hot mic: John Noel’s outlaw testimony at the Georgia Public Service Commission

FREE JOHN NOEL!  (OK, he hasn’t been arrested yet.) When John Noel showed up to speak as a public witness Monday at the Georgia Public Service Commission, Chairman Stan Wise cut him off, claiming that, as a PSC candidate he had “other forums.” Noel was irritated at the censorship. He’d spoken at the PSC several times before, as a legislator, later as an energy-efficiency expert, and most recently in June—as a PSC candidate. So what happened between June and now? Well, there was this. Needless to say, Wise is not a big fan of Noel, who wants to take the PSC seat of the chairman’s buddy, Chuck Eaton. Not to be denied, Noel took matters into his own hands and produced a…

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Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle, a slam-dunk 2 weeks ago, now looks like an own-goal

By Jonathan Grant On Twitter: @Brambleman  We may be seeing the Plant Vogtle expansion dying before our eyes. Jacksonville Electric Authority wants out. Georgia’s muncipal electrics and EMCs want Georgia Power’s customers to shoulder cost overruns, of which there will be many. The PSC staff says Vogtle shouldn’t be completed unless shareholders assume the risk. The PSC wants to vote “go” or “no-go” before the end of the year, because cancellation carries $150 million in tax benefits.   Here’s the latest.

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Georgia PSC chairman Stan Wise hates John @NoelforPSC and showed it

John Noel showed up to speak at a Georgia Public Service Commission meeting today, ready to talk solar and conservation but mainly no Vogtle. He was not allowed. So he look a picture (above). Vogtle is the subject up for debate at the commission. The commissioners haven’t really been debating Vogtle, of course. Shoulda, but instead the five merry Republicans have been rubber-stamping utility requests like Harpo Marx. Commissioners are so deep in bed with Georgia Power/Vogtle that they’ve been reaching over and shutting off the company’s alarm clock every morning for years. Now, a wake-up call. Or two. Hell, make it twenty-five billion. Despite gaming the system completely and constantly getting its way at the Commission and Georgia General Assembly, Southern Company…

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