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The Pandemic Effect - Efficiency Performance and Energy Affordability Challenges in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic made energy bills even more unaffordable for families in the Southeast, while utility energy efficiency programs also took a hit. New data shows how the response taken by each…

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While Florida Lags, Local Voices Call for Higher Efficiency and Rules Reform

After nearly three decades of underinvestment, Florida is revising its energy efficiency rules. Local governments and thousands of citizens are calling on the PSC to embrace modern efficiency practices to boost the…

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TVA Lost Its Way on Energy Efficiency, Now It's Dragging Southeast Down and Pushing Customer Bills Up

TVA was once a symbol of progress, but in recent years has gutted its energy efficiency offerings. Instead of holding the Southeast back, it's time TVA embraced a bold new vision for…

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New Regulatory Landscape Transforms Dominion's Energy Efficiency and IRP Requirements

After years of decline, Dominion Energy has turned a corner and is slowly increasing its annual efficiency savings - but the Public Service Commission is pushing the utility to move much faster…

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Efficiency Leadership for Duke Energy Now Hinges on Florida, IRP, and a Higher Standard of Comparison (Part 2)

Duke has outperformed its regional peers on efficiency for many years now, and in many ways is the best positioned to build on its past performance to reach new levels in the…

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Efficiency Leadership for Duke Energy Now Hinges on Florida, IRP, and a Higher Standard of Comparison (Part 1)

Duke Energy outperformed its regional peers on energy efficiency once again in 2019, but to be a leader on the national stage it must address shortcomings in Florida, pursue new program opportunities,…

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SACE's Third Annual "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" Report: A Solution to Multiple Crises

Just three utilities deliver ~75% of efficiency savings in the Southeast, while some of our biggest utilities do almost nothing. As COVID-19 and the climate crisis intensify energy inequity, we need efficiency…

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I'm In Hot Water With Santa!

Opting for an electric heat-pump hybrid water heater can add up to significant cost and energy savings plus curb your greenhouse gas emissions.

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Looking ahead: What climate and energy actions might we see in 2021?

UPDATE: The Georgia runoff elections on January 5, 2021, solidified Democrat control over the Senate by the slimmest margin of 50 to 50 with Vice President Harris poised to cast the tie…

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Will the Florida PSC Take This Opportunity to Reform Outdated Efficiency Practices?

The Florida PSC could miss a unique opportunity to modernize its outdated practices for setting energy efficiency goals. The outcome of the current rulemaking process is of critical importance for families, businesses,…