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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

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A Nobel Prize for a Behavioral Economics Pioneer: Are there Lessons for (Utility) Regulation?

This is a guest post of a blog written by Scott Hempling which originally ran on his law firm's blog in November 2017 here. Richard Thaler has won the Nobel Prize in…

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Southeastern Communities Get Million Dollar Sustainability Boost

The Southeast has long struggled to meet its resident’s needs for energy efficiency retrofits and lower utility bills. The reason why the programs that meet those needs struggle to get off the…

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Poll: Majority of Tennessee Voters Support Solar and Oppose Fixed Charges On Bill or Restrictions to Customer Choice

Recent polling conducted by North Star Opinion Research shows widespread support throughout Tennessee for solar energy as well as strong opposition to solar market barriers currently being erected by the Tennessee Valley…

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TVA's Secretive Attempt to Raise Mandatory Fees Across the Valley

Sarah Gilliam, SACE's Communications Coordinator, contributed to this blog post. What is a fixed charge? Think of a fixed charge as a mandatory fee. A fixed charge added to your total utility…

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New Solar Choice Coalition Launched in Tennessee

As the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) contemplates structural rate changes that would limit or prevent customer choice and fair access to affordable renewable energy, SACE was proud to join founding members of…

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Boo! Should Duke Energy's Shift from Electricity Rates to Mandatory Fees Scare Us?

Duke Energy Progress is facing a tough time with its spooky request to raise customer rates by 14 percent. North Carolina's customer advocate has come out strongly against the 14 percent rate…

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Energy efficiency is trending up and down in the Southeast

Yesterday we reported on how Duke Energy leads the Southeast in energy efficiency, and Florida Power & Light is providing the worst results in the region. But what about the rest? There…

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Duke Energy leads the Southeast on energy efficiency

Duke Energy Carolinas has reached the 1% energy savings benchmark in 2016, a nationally recognized indicator of success in providing customers with energy efficiency programs. Congratulations to all the staff at Duke…

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SPEAK UP: Duke Energy Rate Adjustment Hearings in NC!

Duke Energy Progress, which provides power to over a million households and 200,000 businesses in North Carolina, is proposing a major rate hike. If Duke gets its way, the rate hike will:…