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Victory: Cobb EMC Pulls Out of Coal-fired Power Plants

Late on the evening of January 24, the board of directors at Cobb EMC made an unprecedented about-face, and voted to freeze the EMC’s funding for two coal-fired power plants: Plant Washington…

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VEC Utility Customers More Informed Than Most

Not all electricity bills are created equal, and today we’d like to commend a local utility company on providing their customers with an exceptionally detailed one. Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) provides information…

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Tide begins to turn against coal-fired Plant Washington

In Georgia, another coal plant is dead, and murmurs from Cobb EMC indicate that the tide may be turning against construction and pursuit of Plant Washington and its twin coal-fired power plant…

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New EPA GHG Tool and Top 11 Coal Plant Polluters

Last week EPA released a very comprehensive tool by which any member of the public can now easily see just how much global warming pollution their neighborhood coal plant is emitting. Many…

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GAO takes a close look at TVA efficiency efforts and expense planning

The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in December that takes a hard look at the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) energy efficiency efforts and capital expenditure planning. The report recommends…

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An Efficient Holiday Season: Eco Entertaining

I wanted to wrap up our holiday series by addressing a final, major seasonal activity that is generally high in energy consumption: holiday entertaining. I know that party planning can be a…

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An Efficient Holiday Season: Decorating Edition

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve shared with you some tips and tricks for minimizing the energy impact of your holiday cooking exploits and your shopping and gift giving activities. However, I’ve…

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Our family experience with efficient LED lighting

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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An Efficient Holiday Season: Cooking Edition

This blog was written by SACE intern Jeannie McKinney. Well readers, it's that time of year again: the time when temperatures go way down, lights come on earlier, and energy bills go…

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New Leadership Signals Trouble Ahead for Plant Washington

Board of Director elections held Saturday, November 12 at Cobb EMC raised the profile of member dissatisfaction with the Atlanta-area utility co-op’s decision-making and leadership to a new level. New board members…