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Could a carrot and stick approach motivate utilities to decarbonize with clean energy?

Congress is debating whether and how to implement a Clean Electricity Standard. Regardless of how one would be implemented, a clean electricity target would serve as the cornerstone for our broader clean…

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Knoxville City Council approves KUB broadband proposal, and electric grid upgrades that come along with it

SACE supports expanding access to broadband for Knoxville citizens in a smart and fair manner. By doing so, KUB can improve the electric grid, address the "Digital Divide," and prioritize equity.

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Electrifying school buses will benefit local economy and children’s health

This op-ed, co-written by Anne Mellinger-Birdsong, pediatrician and environmental public health specialist with Mothers & Others For Clean Air, and Jennifer Rennicks, SACE Senior Director of Policy & Communications, originally appeared in…

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Report Finds Clean Electricity Standard Would Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

A new report finds that a national 80% clean electricity standard by 2030 would save many lives, make Americans a lot healthier, and save us lots of money through cleaner air.

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Both-And: "Solar in the Southeast" fourth annual report: Part 4

We need BOTH utility-scale solar AND distributed solar in order to transform power generation and achieve 100% clean electricity by 2035.

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TVA is planning to retire coal plants, what's next?

TVA has begun two plus years-long NEPA processes to retire and replace the Cumberland and Kingston coal plants. Here's an update on happenings and opportunities to get involved as of July 2021.

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With Byhalia Pipeline In The Rear View, Memphis Can Focus On A Clean Energy Future

Memphis area residents have successfully defeated the Byhalia oil pipeline project, which was officially canceled by its developers on July 2.

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SunBlockers: "Solar in the Southeast" fourth annual report: Part 3

The laggards in our "Solar in the Southeast" reports are labeled as 'SunBlockers.' In our fourth annual report, Alabama Power and the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives bear that moniker.

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Knoxville Water and Energy for All Unveils Research Findings and Launches Campaign for More Affordable Utilities from KUB

Research shows nearly a quarter of Knoxville households are utility burdened, meaning they pay more than 10% of their income on KUB bills, including 40% of Black households. Coalition forms to call…

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The Long and Winding Road: pursuing infrastructure, energy policy, and a clean electricity standard

You've heard the old saying "there's nothing sure but death and taxes." You could probably add to it "and shifting timelines in the U.S. Congress." Earlier this year we blogged about how…