Where the Candidates Stand on Energy: Complete Series

In this blog, we wrap up our #CandidatesOnEnergy2020 informational blog series that highlights critical races in both federal and state offices where support for clean energy policies could be a factor that sways voters.

Kate Tracy | October 15, 2020 | Climate Change, Elections, Energy Policy


This post is the last of our series of blogs examining where 2020 Southeastern candidates for state and federal offices stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites, and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

With early voting underway through much of the Southeast, we’re recapping our 2020 “Where the Candidates Stand on Energy” blog series to consolidate resources for key federal and state races.

Although SACE cannot profile the hundreds of candidates vying for state and federal offices across our region, we profiled the major party candidates for the highest-profile, most competitive races where support for clean energy policies could be a factor that sways voters.


President of the United States

Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden

Republican Nominee, Donald Trump


US Senate

Democratic Nominee, Jon Ossoff

Republican Nominee, David Perdue

Nominees for Open US Senate Seat in Georgia

Public Service Commission

Democratic Nominee, Daniel Blackman

Democratic Nominee, Robert Bryant

Republican Nominee, Lauren “Bubba” McDonald

Republican Nominee, Jason Shaw

North Carolina


Democratic Nominee, Roy Cooper

Republican Nominee, Dan Forest

US Senate

Democratic Nominee, Cal Cunningham

Republican Nominee, Thom Tillis

South Carolina

US Senate

Republican Nominee, Lindsey Graham

Democratic Nominee, Jaime Harrison


US Senate

Democratic Nominee, Marquita Bradshaw

Republican Nominee, Bill Hagerty

In addition to our blogs, there are hundreds of online and in-print resources and scorecards you can consult to help you determine whether a candidate shares your positions and opinions on a given issue – including the resources listed below that focus on environmental and clean energy policies and programs:


Kate Tracy
Based in the Knoxville, Tennessee office, Kate curates the SACE voice in digital and traditional media outlets as well as email campaigns and action alerts. She also tracks media analytics,…
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