Citizen dialog for transparent process by the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange
Proposed Biomass Plants
Let’s select “other” in the
online interactive map from
Joel Achenbach’s story about
The 21st Century Grid
in the July 2010 National Geographic.
This map clearly shows the proposed Wiregrass LLC plant in Valdosta,
as well as two plants proposed just to the south for Hamilton County, Florida,
and one in Echols County, Georgia, which presumably would
be the Oglethorpe Power alternative site.
Several of the other plants shown are probably the other proposed Oglethorpe
Missing is Georgia Power’s Plant Mitchell in Albany, which is supposed
to convert from coal to biomass.
(Also if you select “nuclear”, the two Georgia Power proposed nuclear plants
on the Savannah River are missing.)
Apparently National Geographic edoesn’t have a complete list of proposed
I wonder who does, if anybody?
Nonetheless, take this map of proposed biomass plants and
combine it with the
map of proposed new coal plants,
plus the existing coal plants in Juliette, Georgia (dirtiest in the country)
and south Georgia is slated to become even more infested with
polluting energy sources.