Georgia Public Service Commission candidate John Noel blasts PSC over Vogtle report

Read “John Noel runs with the sun” Watch video feature “Sticking it to the Man!” Visit John’s website On Twitter: @NoelforPSC  Follow John on Facebook NEWS RELEASE December 5, 2017 Contact: Gaela Peters; gaela@noelforpsc.com Georgia PSC candidate Noel blasts Commission over newest Vogtle Revelation Atlanta –  Public Service Commission candidate John Noel has come out swinging about Plant Vogtle after the PSC Staff called for Southern Company stockholders to bear a large share of Georgia Power’s cost overruns on the increasingly expensive nuclear project. In its filing Friday, the PSC staff “concludes that completion of the (Vogtle) Project is no longer economic … given the additional costs and schedule delays.”  The “economic benefit” of finishing the project would be negative $1.6 billion, according…

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Georgia PSC Staff: It’s not worth it to finish Plant Vogtle

Update: See Democratic PSC candidate John Noel’s response to Staff’s testimony. Update PSC Chairman is pushing for a resolution of Plant Vogtle by year end.  Read Stan Wise letter to Georgia Power By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The Georgia Public Service Commission Staff filed testimony Friday declaring that it’s uneconomic for Georgia Power to complete Plant Vogtle, the $25-billion-and-counting nuclear plant under construction near Augusta. This is under-oath stuff from utility experts who, unlike the commissioners, are not paid by the company. We should listen to this warning. Unfortunately, commissioners don’t. Ignoring opposing evidence, the five Republican politicians have already signaled they’ll do what Georgia Power wants, which is to finish the plant and make a bunch of money not just despite but due…

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Georgia PSC candidate John Noel is running with the sun

PSC candidate John Noel wants Georgia’s energy future to be solar-powered By Jonathan Grant Republican victories in Georgia Public Service Commission races have been so predictable in recent years that Democrats haven’t bothered to field a candidate in three of the past five elections. Next year is shaping up to be quite different for the state’s asleep-at-the-wheel all GOP regulatory agency, however. Here’s why: Democrats are energized. Georgia Power’s troubled $25 billion (and counting) Plant Vogtle expansion has put a harsh spotlight on the PSC and its past decisions. Candidate John Noel, a colorful, dynamic energy-efficiency expert and walk-the-walk solar power advocate with political chops. The former Democratic state legislator with an unforgettable nickname is grabbing endorsements and making a splash with…

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People who learn about Plant Vogtle become “uniformly angry”

  Two Georgia Public Service Commission seats are up for election in 2018. Plant Vogtle will be an issue across the state next year. BACKGROUND: Georgia Power is building out Nuclear Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 despite massive cost overruns (it’s at $25 billion plus), bankruptcies, and mismanagement. Thanks to pro-utility Senate Bill 31 passed in 2009, ratepayers have been forced to pay financing costs (averaging $100 a year per customer) and therefore bearing the risk of construction, although Georgia Power alone will reap the profits. No wonder they want to keep going, right? Hearings are currently underway that will result in a February vote by commissioners, who are elected statewide, on whether to approve continued construction. One of them plans…

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Swamp Thing: Georgia candidate calls for PSC chair’s resignation

Georgia Public Service Commission Candidate John Noel (D-Atlanta, pictured above) has released the following statement about the outrage-in-progress by hyper pro-utility, anti-consumer PSC chairman Stan Wise. Definitely worth a read, and John is definitely worth supporting. You can follow his campaign on Facebook and  Twitter @NoelforPSC Download a copy of PSC Chairman should resign pdf  BTW,  John has an awesome solar-powered home that was featured in a knockout Like Tesla video. Georgia PSC Chairman Should Do Us All a Favor and Resign Immediately (Atlanta) Recent news reports reveal that Georgia Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise plans to give Georgia Power the green light to complete Plant Vogtle, then resign to take a job in the utility industry. Democratic PSC Candidate John Noel…

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