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Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change. EPA’s proposal builds on those actions and is flexible – reflecting that different states have a different mix of sources and […]


Why The Sun Isn’t Free – By Joel Aaron Foster

May 14, 2014 J

Georgia residents could see their energy rates go up as a result of two bills that will likely be revived in some form next session in the Georgia legislature. The two bills are: HB 874, The Solar Power Free-Market Financing and Property Rights Act of 2014 and HB 657, The Rural Georgia Economic Recovery and […]

The Politics of Electricity Use – By Jim Clarkson

May 13, 2014 J

Prior to the oil shocks of the 1970s, energy was just another input in the management of capital, labor and other operating costs. Trade offs were made between energy costs and capital spent to increase efficiency. During the natural turnover of capital equipment, energy efficiency improved along with productivity, quality and waste reduction. Effective energy […]

The Most Important Man You’re Not Hearing About – By Dr. James Rust

May 07, 2014 J

Members of Georgia’s Public Service Commission like Bubba McDonald have been pushing for the use of solar energy and remaining silent on the Obama Administration’s job killing, misguided energy policies for quite some time. The Obama Administration is shutting down the use of coal for power production through rulings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]

IRS Rewards Agency Scofflaws – By Jack Park

April 26, 2014

It’s the bureaucracy stupid, and not just at the IRS In the world of federal Inspectors General, there are some evergreens in agency oversight. There are federal employees in every agency who periodically misuse their official credit cards, use their workplace computers to look at pornography, or fail to pay their taxes in timely fashion. […]