Originally posted on Scotty Starnes's Blog:

GeorgiaPower2

Well he said he would bankrupt the coal industry. This may be the only factual statement Obama has ever made.

From AJC:

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 the lost capacity by the expansion of nuclear Plant Vogtle, which is already underway, and buying natural gas from a sister company, Southern Power. Customer bills will not be…

View original 15 more words

About these ads

One thought on “”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s