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Knoxville Jail Locks Up One of the Largest Solar Hot Water Systems in the Nation

Contributions to this blogpost were made by SACE's Lauren Steier and Joanna Malcom of FLS Energy. A huge solar hot water system was recently installed on Knox County's Detention Center just outside…

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Bloated costs for Florida IOU energy efficiency programs

Two weeks ago, SACE provided detailed analysis and findings based on evaluation of proposed energy efficiency programs filed by Florida power utilities. Over the past couple of days, one of those utilities…

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Realizing Success with Efficiency in Georgia

This blogpost was co-authored by Marcus Strong, energy policy intern for SACE in the summer of 2010. Often in politics, we don't immediately see the effects of actions, whether it's a decision…

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Beyond Petroleum - How communities and decision makers are responding to the Gulf oil disaster

Although the oil continues to gush and new photographs of oil-soaked birds and wetlands are circulated daily, some residents and leaders in the Gulf region are looking beyond the current petroleum disaster…

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Dirty Energy Hunt in Florida through 1Sky

Guest Blog by Debbie Attias Last weekend, a group of cyclists and local activists got together for a picnic at Biscayne National Park.  This wasn't just any picnic, though.... From this park,…

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Tar balls found on beaches in Key West; oil in the loop current

The oil spill has gone from bad to worse as tar balls begin to wash up on the beaches in Key West, Fl. This coupled with satellite images showing the oil spill…

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Shifting Winds Push Oil and Dampen Enthusiasm for More Offshore Drilling

Today marks the 23rd day of the BP Gulf Oil Disaster. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlPPFcy-3Vo As we watch oil gush from a well-head 5,000 feet below the surface of the water because technological fixes have…

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Promoting energy efficiency on Earth Day with Energy Star Rebates

When we learned that North Carolinians could qualify for an instant rebate on approved ENERGY STAR® appliances during Earth Day weekend (Thursday, April 22 to Sunday, April 25) my family and I…

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Building efficiency in Southeast gets federal push

Today, Vice President Biden announced that the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance was among the recipients of $452 million in Recovery Act funding from the Department of Energy’s Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative. According to…

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Polk County schools make Lakeland look energy smart

An outstanding showing by the Polk County School District propelled Lakeland, FL to a #7 ranking on the second-annual list of top 25 cities with the most Energy Star labeled buildings. Along…