GA regulators push for biomass power expansion to deal with storm-damaged trees [From the web]
ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 12, 2019 (Valdosta Daily Times) -Within these thickets are a slew of trees that remain keeled over or snapped in two, just as Hurricane Michael left them nearly 10 months ago.
In many cases, the high cost to remove the damaged trees and replant them — even with the state offering a tax incentive to do so — is leaving many landowners inclined to let nature continue with what it started last fall.
It’s this slow recovery that prompted Jason Shaw, Georgia’s newest public utility regulator appointed last year by former Gov. Nathan Deal, to nudge his colleagues on ...