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Analysis: Overall Southeast Utilities Have More Summer Peak Hours, Some Are “Winter Peaking”

Overall electric demand is flat in the Southeast, but what is happening with peak demand? Does your favorite utility peak in the winter or summer? What difference does it make? Find out…

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Why the Census Matters for Clean Energy Advocates

Accurate population counts are essential to the future of crucial energy efficiency and energy assistance programs, as well as essential to what energy advocates know about the connection between how people use…

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Economic Stimulus Package: An Opportunity to Protect Americans from Coronavirus Impacts AND Protect Clean Energy Jobs

Because Congress is considering a third coronavirus aid package, specifically focused on economic stimulus in addition to the billions already allocated as part of a major coronavirus emergency aid package for healthcare…

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Just How Unaffordable Is Energy in Memphis?

Memphis has the most unaffordable energy of any major city in the nation.  You may have heard about the energy affordability crisis in Memphis. Perhaps the most authoritative resource on energy affordability…

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Southeast Utilities Falling Behind: ACEEE Efficiency Scorecard Confirms What SACE Already Knew. Nowhere to Go But Up!

The efficiency performance of most major utilities in the Southeast lags far behind the rest of the nation in ACEEE's 2020 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The publication reinforces key findings from SACE's…

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Energy Burden Relief: Now More Critical Than Ever

The coronavirus pandemic is already profoundly affecting our everyday lives and our sense of security - with significant economic impacts. No family should ever have to choose between paying an electric bill and…

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Efficiency in Mississippi: Utilities Can Do More, Customers Deserve No Less

Mississippi has kicked off its first foray into integrated resource planning, but key questions remain for the future of energy efficiency. With the highest poverty rate in the nation and among the…

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North Carolina and Duke Energy Hold Commanding Lead on Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Duke Energy and North Carolina continue to lead the Southeast on energy efficiency, accounting for vastly more energy savings than any other utility or state in the region. New state policies and…

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Energy efficiency slows climate change, saves money. Why haven't we embraced it more?

The choices we make in the next decade will either lock us into a future of fossil fuel dependence or transition us toward a clean energy future. Energy efficiency has the power…

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"Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" 2019 Annual Report

SACE’s "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" 2019 report shows that Southeastern states and utilities continue to rely on expensive, outdated, carbon polluting fossil fuel power plants while underinvesting in abundant low-cost efficiency…