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Florida PSC should look to North Carolina

North Carolina is increasing energy efficiency, cutting waste I'm a native Floridian and as long as I can remember, there's always been a special relationship between Florida and North Carolina, especially in…

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Proposed Law Would Double Amount of Solar Power Sold in NC by 2018

A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly, aptly titled the Solar Jobs Bill, would require utilities to double the amount of solar power sold to customers in North Carolina by…

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Cheers for Duke Energy and Progress Energy

People in the Southeast do want energy efficiency! We had no doubts, but it is great to see strong participation in the first full year of new efficiency programs offered by Progress…

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Light in an empty room

Energy efficiency is under attack. Its opponents want us to believe that energy efficiency does not exist. The battle to stop government from reducing energy waste echoes decades of struggle to stop…

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Washington and the Media Fiddle While the World Burns

This week I spent time in the Florida Keys SCUBA diving the coral reefs. As I glided over Sombrero Reef near Marathon, marveling at the biologically rich rainbow of tropical sea life, a…

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Why the Southeast needs to catch up on energy efficiency

Recently, we shared the great news that most utility customers across the Southeastern states that we focus on have or will very soon have access to meaningful energy efficiency programs. By 2015,…

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House cuts vital rural energy programs, their fate lies in the Senate

Contributors: Sam Gomberg, John Bonitz, Anne Blair Disappointing news came out of the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday concerning energy programs for America's rural businesses and farms. The Rural…

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SACE 2010 Carbon Footprint Results

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy recently underwent a short stint of navel gazing by calculating its annual carbon footprint for the second time, and we took appropriate action to attain carbon neutral…

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TVA settlement will bring benefits to the Valley without raising rates

The recently announced settlement between TVA, the Environmental Protection Agency, several states and public interest organization should provide significant environmental and economic benefits to the Tennessee Valley. And no, it won't raise…

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Personal Choice and Freedom Unaffected by Federal Lighting Standard

This blog was written by SACE intern Rachel Mountain and Natalie Mims. Beginning January 1, 2012, the federal government is implementing a lighting standard that requires incandescent bulbs to be at least…