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Guest Blog: New Role for Forest Bradley-Wright in the Southeast Region

This is a guest blog originally posted here by the Alliance for Affordable Energy. Since joining the Alliance for Affordable Energy in 2005, Forest Bradley-Wright has been a tireless force working to…

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Is TVA ignoring how a proposed new fee could put vulnerable customers at risk?

SACE has already revealed how TVA’s existing mandatory fees favor industrial customer at the expense of residents. Now, a new policy change could make this problem even worse. TVA is proposing a grid access…

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Damning Report by Inspector General Exposes the Truth About TVA's Luxury Jet

After watchdog groups raised questions about the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) purchase of seemingly unnecessary and exorbitant aircraft, TVA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report summarizing its own audit of…

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How Students in Memphis are Uplifting Their Community...and How You Can Help!

Memphis is ground zero for one of the most important energy issues facing families today - extreme energy burdens. In Memphis, families are spending 3 times the national average on utility bills. Lower-income…

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SACE Staffer Makes Powerful Statement on Energy Justice at NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill

Jason Carney, SACE's Clean Energy Program Manager, presented a statement on February 13, 2018 at the Tennessee State Conference NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill. This event provided an opportunity…

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Is the Florida Public Service Commission reconsidering energy efficiency?

Yesterday, Tampa Electric received a well-deserved vote of approval for its program to convert 100% of its street and outdoor lighting to efficient LED fixtures. The Florida Public Service Commission took its first positive step forward on energy efficiency since 2009. Yet a closer review of the written record shows a pattern of skeptical questioning from Florida Public Service Commission staff.

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Why has TVA encouraged its local power companies to raise mandatory fees for its customers?

Over the past seven years, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved an average 50% increase in mandatory fees charged by its local power companies. But if you're a residential customer on…

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Tampa Electric lights the way to energy efficiency

Tampa Electric appears to be the second investor-owned utility in the country to proceed with a plan to convert 100% of its street lights to efficient LED fixtures. Nearly every street lighting customer will see lower rates with the new fixtures, and Tampa Electric also projects that all of its customers will benefit from long-term rate reductions.

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Duke Energy Carolinas wants to charge you $18 each month before you even flip a switch!

In what feels like the repeating plot line from the movie Groundhog Day, North Carolina's biggest utility is headed back to regulators at the North Carolina Utility Commission asking to hike up…

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Staff Update: SACE fighting rate hikes and hidden charges at KUB!

SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith is at the KUB board meeting in Knoxville to fight rate hikes and hidden charges!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC92hhxlJzg