Brown & Williamson Tobacco Power Plant
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company near Macon, Georgia. The plant provides power to R.J. Reynolds' Macon cigarette manufacturing facility.
- Owner/Parent Company: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 1.5 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: 1.5 MW (1987)
- Location: 2600 Weaver Rd., Macon, GA 31217
- GPS Coordinates: 32.811073, -83.558111
- Electricity Production: 5,294 MWh (2006)
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- CO2 Emissions: 11,509 tons (2006)
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House Bill 276, proposed by Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur), would put a 5-year moratorium on building new coal plants and eliminate the burning of Appalachian coal mined by mountaintop removal by mid-2016. The Appalachian Mountain Preservation Act would gradually prohibit Georgia coal consumers from using Central Appalachian mountaintop removal beginning in 2011. The bill is backed by environmental groups including Appalachian Voices but received strong opposition from POWER4Georgians, a coalition of 10 electric co-operatives seeking to build a $2 billion 850-megawatt supercritical coal plant in Washington County.
- Fall-line Alliance for Clean Environment
- Focus the Nation
- Friends of the Chattahoochee
- Sierra Club Georgia Chapter
- Co-op Conversations Georgia
- Cobb Alliance for Smart Energy
Articles and Resources
- "Georgia bill proposes moratorium on new coal plants," Reuters, February 4, 2009.
- Margaret Newkirk, "Bill would restrict coal power plants," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 4, 2009.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Facility Registry System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Feb. 2009.
- NETL Coal Power Plant Database, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2007.
- AirData Query Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed April 2009.
Related SourceWatch Articles
- Existing U.S. Coal Plants
- Georgia and coal
- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
- United States and coal
- Global warming
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