2018 Resolution: Demand Real Clean Energy, Safe Jobs by Emily Weyrauch

This year, after the Public Service Commission made a late December decision mandating ratepayers pay for Plant Vogtle expansion costs that have gone way over-budget, Georgia WAND will continue to rise up and speak out about the need for healthy jobs in Burke County. “We will continue to dutifully inform …

Locals Condemn Expansion of Georgia Nuclear Plant

January 9, 2018, by EVA FEDDERLY, Courthouse News SHELL BLUFF, Ga. (CN)- The Rev. Charles Utley was born in the rural town of Shell Bluff, Ga., in 1947, long before nuclear power facility Plant Vogtle erected its first two nuclear reactors in the community. When Utley was a boy, people …

Georgia WAND Conducts Successful Energy Equity Forum in Burke County by Janie Hill Scott

On Monday, December 11, 2017, residents of Burke county attended the Energy Equity Forum, hosted by Georgia WAND and the Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Energy Circle. The event was well attended! People were highly engaged, asked questions, and stayed until the end. Speakers included Executive Director, Becky Rafter who …

Press Conference for Climate and Nuclear Report Features Scientists, Activists

Atlanta, GA: On Thursday 12/14/17, Georgia WAND held a tele-press conference about the release of a new report about climate change and nuclear industry co-written with the Nuclear Information Resources Service (NIRS). The report, titled Community Impacts at the Crossroads of Nuclear and Climate Injustices in the U.S. South, features an in-depth analysis …

Announcing Climate and Nuclear Report by Georgia WAND

December 13, 2017, Atlanta, GA: Today we announce the release of the report Community Impacts at the Crossroads of Nuclear and Climate Injustices in the U.S. South. A partnership of Georgia WAND and the Nuclear Information Resources Service (NIRS), this report features an in-depth analysis of the effects of climate change and …

Join GA WAND for Burke County Energy Equity Forum

Georgia WAND is joining with our coalition partners from Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Energy Circle to host an Energy Equity Forum for residents in Burke County. Please join us! Presentations will include: What is Energy Equity? Who regulates the industry and How do you contact the Public Service Commission …