Jennifer Rennicks

Director of Policy & Communications

Jennifer joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2006 as federal policy manager and now directs policy and communication efforts of SACE and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. An experienced advocate, writer and public speaker, Jennifer serves as SACE’s North Carolina state liaison – tracking policy proposals and coordinating with various stakeholders and advocates. She also manages the organization’s digital media presence (Footprints and; edits all published materials (monthly newslettersadvocacy alertspress releasessemi-annual reports); and works with traditional media outlets as well.

Research and volunteer work in Central America in the 1990s inspired Jennifer’s interests in environmental policy and sustainable development, and her children are her primary motivation now in the hope that actions taken today will ensure a livable world in the future.

Jennifer earned a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1993. Before joining SACE in 2006, Jennifer managed a watershed conservation project with Upstate Forever in Greenville, SC; conducted research for the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Ecosystem Management Initiative at the University of Michigan; and coordinated community conservation & tourism projects with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Jennifer's Recent Posts


Deck the Halls With LED Lights

Although you might still be eating Thanksgiving leftovers, we have now officially entered The Holiday Season. It's time to dust off your decorations, start playing the Nutcracker Suite and begin your holiday…


Support Clean Energy this Giving Tuesday!

First Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now Giving Tuesday! With one commercial holiday after another, it’s easy to get caught up in the season of shopping, instead of the season of giving.…


A Solar Powered Mouse: Bold Strides in Sustainability from Disney

Two years ago, Walt Disney Resorts opened a Mickey Mouse-shaped five-megawatt solar installation near Orlando, Florida. Although the energy generated by those 48,000 solar panels doesn't power rides at nearby Epcot Park,…

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Hearing Tuesday for Groups’ Challenge of License Extension for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant

Miami, Fla. (December 3, 2018) – Clean energy groups will go before a federal panel tomorrow in an effort to stop Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) plans to extend the life of…


Retirement of TVA’s Bill Johnson Presents Opportunity to Put “Public” Back in Public Power

Knoxville, TN – At today’s quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Tupelo, Mississippi, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced that its CEO, Bill Johnson, will retire in the first quarter of 2019…


DIRTY DOZEN 2018: Dirty Politics Leads to Dirty Water

For more information about specific Dirty Dozen sites view the report at:   Nov. 13, 2018: Today, Georgia’s leading water advocacy organizations released their “Dirty Dozen” for 2018 in a 29-page…