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Duke Announces Solar on Customer Rooftops

Want solar on your rooftop, but can't afford to buy the panels yourself? If you're a Duke Energy customer, you can sign up with your utility to install their solar panels on…

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TVA making efforts to keep public engaged in planning process

As you probably know, TVA is currently engaged in a resource planning process that will shape how TVA meets future energy needs in the Tennessee Valley over the next 20 years.  While…

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Energy efficiency, next up at the Florida Public Service Commission

Will Florida have a smart, fair decision on energy efficiency? Or will base rates go up and nothing be done to help the consumer? And will someone please explain to me how…

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When Power Interest and Public Interest Collide in Florida

It has been a great disappointment but not a surprise to watch the veil of utility regulation pulled back in Florida. The Florida Public Service Commission is the state agency entrusted with…

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Climate Change and Peak Oil, Two Problems with One Solution

While reading about peak oil recently, it became clear to me why peak oil advocates and climate action advocates should be natural allies.  While the challenges of peak oil may be different…

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Clean energy competitiveness, by the numbers

If reason drove the national energy and climate debate, we wouldn't need more studies about costs and jobs. It seems fairly obvious that if you invest in a lower cost energy resource…

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Will Florida choose a high-cost energy future?

August 2009 was busy in Tallahassee for Florida utilities. With lots of attention from the media, early in the month, Gov. Charlie Crist and the Cabinet approved new nuclear reactors for Progress…

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TVA may shut down least efficient coal plants

The Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the oldest fleet of coal plants in the South, is looking at shutting down its oldest coal-fired facilities. In April, I blogged about the Tennessee Valley…

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SACE 100 New Nukes Response

This blog was written by Sara Barczak, former Regional Advocacy Director with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Time flies when you are having fun: a year in review from an energy advocate

It's been a whirlwind of a year since I accepted the position as SACE's  Tennessee Valley Energy Policy Associate here in Knoxville.  So much has happened, both good and bad, that it…