Join Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s efforts to prevent building new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia along the Savannah River. Instead, advocate for safe, clean and affordable energy choices that can reduce global warming pollution while preserving our water resources including energy efficiency and conservation, wind and solar. With an already high reliance on nuclear power in Georgia and electric utilities in the state pushing for expensive, water-intensive new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, the time is now to take action.
Learn more about the proposed expansion of Plant Vogtle by viewing this DemocracyNow! segment with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s executive director, Stephen Smith.
- Access our Vogtle talking points and fact sheet
- Read SACE’s brief filed with the Georgia PSC in the 12th VCM, our blog post and press release
- See your Vogtle prepayment fee cost if you are a Georgia Power Customer
- Share your concerns with the Georgia Public Service Commission
- Thank you for protecting the Savannah River from the expansion at Plant Vogtle by submitting comments to GA EPD on the draft water discharge (NPDES) permit! Read SACE’s comments from the March 3rd hearing in Augusta here and our full comments filed on March 20, 2015 here.
- Read the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2014 Dirty Dozen selection for Plant Vogtle (three years in a row!) and find all the “Dirty Dozen” reports here
- Read our blog about the massive surface water withdrawal permit for the proposed Vogtle reactors that includes our comments, expert testimony and more
- View fact sheet from Taxpayers for Common Sense
- View group comments and expert declarations on waste confidence, filed Dec. 20, 2013
- Contact Congress
- Attend an Event
- Support our Work
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has a long history challenging nuclear plant Vogtle in Burke County near Waynesboro, Georgia and that involvement continues as we challenge the proposed expansion at the state and federal level. Plant Vogtle was one of the last and most costly nuclear plants built in the country. Original estimates for four reactors were $660 million. Eventually, only two reactors were built, costing more than $8 billion, resulting at the time in the largest rate hike in Georgia. Unfortunately, Georgia utilities (Southern Company’s Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG and Dalton Utilities) are venturing down this costly and risky path again with plans to build two new Toshiba-Westinghouse AP1000 reactors, a water-guzzling design that has yet to be built or to operate anywhere in the world. The originally estimated $14.1 billion project is now at least 39 months delayed and likely nearly $18 billion, placing enormous risk not only on ratepayers but on U.S. taxpayers given the unfortunate finalization of $8.3 billion in nuclear loan guarantees for Southern Company and its utility partners Oglethorpe Power and MEAG. To learn more about the history of this challenge, please visit our Vogtle Learn About page.