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EmPower TN Selects First-Round Energy Efficiency Projects for $33.6 Million in Funding

Thanks to proactive investment in energy efficiency, the Volunteer State is one step closer to seeing significant reductions in the utility bills paid by state-operated facilities. The Tennessee Office of Customer Focused…

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EPA Hosts Clean Power Plan Public Hearings in Atlanta

As the Environmental Protection Agency works towards finalizing a few components of the Clean Power Plan, the agency will host public hearings over two days in Atlanta on November 19-20. The hearings…

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Halloween Costume Guide: The Tricks and Treats of Fighting for Clean Energy

This blog was written by Alissa Jean Schafer and Sarah Gilliam, with creative contributions from Angela Garrone and Sara Barczak. Here at SACE, we work very hard to move the Southeast towards clean energy…

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Florida’s Highest Court Approves Solar Choice

This week marks an important milestone for solar policy in the Southeast, specifically Florida. Florida’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the language proposed by the Floridians for Solar Choice ballot initiative…

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Guest Post: Clean Power Plan Can Boost Energy Efficiency Investments in Affordable Housing

This Guest Post was written by Khalil Shahyd, Project Manager, Urban Solutions for the Natural Resources Defense Council and originally appeared on NRDC's Switchboard Blog.  One of the overlooked elements in President Obama's Clean…

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Beyond Admiration: Changing the Energy Efficiency Conversation

“You coming or going?” a gruff voice asked as I tightened my seatbelt and settled in for my flight from Little Rock to Dallas.  I turned towards my seatmate, a large man…

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How Do I Go Solar?

This is a guest post by John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists. John has expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and policies, and he co-manages…

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5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating on Their Solar-Producing Customers

This is a guest post by John Farrell, who is the Director of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and widely known as the guru of distributed energy. The original…

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Is TVA's New Integrated Resource Plan a Wise Path Forward?

My staff and I very much appreciated the opportunity to engage closely with TVA staff throughout the development of TVA's 2015 Integrated Resource Plan. Not only did TVA engage stakeholders and its…

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If TVA Reinvented its Fire

One of the questions I often get asked is what it would take for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA),  or any other large utility, to move to 100% renewable energy and energy…