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TVA Ahead of the Pack in Pollution and Pollution Reduction

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a January 6, 2011 release that uses a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to highlight TVA's successful reductions of dangerous air pollutants. The fact…

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Is Biomass Electricity a Smart Thing to Do?

There is tremendous debate and controversy over biomass, and in some locations there is significant grassroots opposition to biopower projects.  A recurring question is whether utilization of biomass for energy production is…

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Duke Energy Welcomes Energy Code Officials

This post was authored by former SACE staffer, Glenn Mauney. Why would a company that builds power plants host a reception at an event that is likely to help reduce the use…

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Leon County objects to PACE block by federal mortgage agency

Leon County, Florida (Tallahassee and vicinity), joined a gathering force of local and state government units and clean energy advocates in objecting to the Federal Housing Finance Agency 's mid-summer guidance to…

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A new denier myth is born, this time for energy efficiency

The Breakthrough Institute has midwived another denier myth with Jesse Jenkins' Michael Shellenberger's introduction to a blog post, "Why Energy Efficiency Does Not Decrease Energy Consumption." The sensational headline caught my eye,…

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SACE grades TVA draft Plan, calls for public input to move TVA to the head of the class

The Tennessee Valley is at a critical crossroads for its energy and economic development. Whether our future is one where efficiency and renewable energy drive a strong clean energy economy or one…

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Energy efficiency struggles to overcome inertia of the past in Florida

It got U-G-L-Y in the Florida energy efficiency debate. Progress Energy attorney John Burnett literally maligned dozens of utilities across the country when he explained that the programs that other utilities operate…

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Federal Agency Knocks PACE Off Course

Florida Clean Energy Needs Leadership The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the U.S. housing finance regulator) recently solidified its opposition to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The lone renewable energy initiative that…

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Two new Tennessee programs set to help residents and businesses save energy and reduce costs

The State of Tennessee announced two separate energy efficiency programs this week: one to assist residents in the purchase of energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, and the other to provide low…

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New Tax Credit for CHP in North Carolina

This post was authored by former SACE staffer, Glenn Mauney. On August 2nd, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed into law HB 1829, an expanded Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and renewable…