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TVA Bellefonte: A Nuclear Ford Pinto

Place your Bets If you were going to spend (bet) $8 billion on two nuclear reactors, would you invest in a nuclear reactor design with the following history? They were designed in…

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In like a Lion, out like a Lamb?

The age-old phrase 'in like a lion, out like a lamb' has often been used to describe March's weather - it starts with bold winds and typically ends with gentle rains.  That…

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Florida lawmaker warns North Carolina against controversial power plant financing plan

This blog was originally posted by the Institute for Southern Studies in their online publication: Facing South and was written by Sue Sturgis. New article on this topic from the Raleigh News…

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TVA final Integrated Resource Plan leaves key decisions for Board of Directors

On Friday, the Tennessee Valley Authority released its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP): TVA's Environmental and Energy Future. It marks the culmination of 18 months of analysis, public engagement and stakeholder review…

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When you stop wasting energy

Well, you stop wasting energy! Five months ago, a new tactic in the fight to keep wasting electricity emerged. Simply deny that saving energy saves energy. It completely boggles my mind that…

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Energy efficiency shining in the Southeast

The  long darkness is over! OK, that's a bit melodramatic but ... after many years of very little access to energy efficiency programs, Southeastern households and businesses are finding that their utilities…

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1SkyFlorida activists and allies march for clean energy in holiday parade

This blogpost was guest written by Coky Michel, Mary-Joe Castells, Chris Castro and Andrea Cuccaro, 1SkyFlorida's Organizer (a program of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) Every year on the Sunday following…

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Why energy efficiency works for most of us

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy provides a great reminder as to why a focus on energy efficiency is good for the American worker. As a result…

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Will we have a Clean Energy powered Union?

As the President offered his vision for positioning America to 'win the future' in the annual State of the Union address last night, two lines really stood out for me, "I'm asking…

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Northern Exposure - shining a light on Canadas dirty tar sands oil

There is little question that America remains addicted to oil just as we were five years ago when then President George W. Bush famously included that statement in his 2006 State of…