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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…

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Who has the Power? You Do! Take this Quiz

There are persistent myths in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. One such myth - promoted by the coal industry and their utility friends - is that the Southeast doesn't…

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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

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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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

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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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…