MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: New Documents Confirm Southern Company Gets Sweetheart Deal from Energy Department for Multi-Billion Dollar Vogtle Loan Guarantees — TAKE ACTION by signing the petition calling for an investigation!
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, solar and bioenergy. With an already high reliance on nuclear power in Georgia and electric utilities in the state pushing for new, higher cost 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.
- Sign the petition demanding an investigation into the $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to Southern Company and Oglethorpe Power for the new Vogtle reactors before billions more are squandered!
- View our oral comments given at the GA EPD’s hearing on May 8, 2014 in Waynesboro regarding the surface water withdrawal permit for the proposed Vogtle reactors
- Read our comments opposing the massive surface water withdrawal permit for the proposed Vogtle reactors
- Read the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2012 and 2013 “Dirty Dozen” Reports that included Plant Vogtle
- View fact sheet from Taxpayers for Common Sense
- View group comments and expert declarations on waste confidence, filed Dec. 20, 2013
- See your Vogtle prepayment fee cost if you are a Georgia Power Customer
- Share your concerns with the Georgia Public Service Commission
- 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 billion project is already nearly two years delayed and well over $1 billion over budget, placing enormous risk not only on ratepayers but on U.S. taxpayers given the $8.3 billion in nuclear loan guarantees that were offered to 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.