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TVA's Secretive Attempt to Raise Mandatory Fees Across the Valley

Sarah Gilliam, SACE's Communications Coordinator, contributed to this blog post. What is a fixed charge? Think of a fixed charge as a mandatory fee. A fixed charge added to your total utility…

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New Solar Choice Coalition Launched in Tennessee

As the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) contemplates structural rate changes that would limit or prevent customer choice and fair access to affordable renewable energy, SACE was proud to join founding members of…

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Boo! Should Duke Energy's Shift from Electricity Rates to Mandatory Fees Scare Us?

Duke Energy Progress is facing a tough time with its spooky request to raise customer rates by 14 percent. North Carolina's customer advocate has come out strongly against the 14 percent rate…

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Energy efficiency is trending up and down in the Southeast

Yesterday we reported on how Duke Energy leads the Southeast in energy efficiency, and Florida Power & Light is providing the worst results in the region. But what about the rest? There…

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Duke Energy leads the Southeast on energy efficiency

Duke Energy Carolinas has reached the 1% energy savings benchmark in 2016, a nationally recognized indicator of success in providing customers with energy efficiency programs. Congratulations to all the staff at Duke…

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SPEAK UP: Duke Energy Rate Adjustment Hearings in NC!

Duke Energy Progress, which provides power to over a million households and 200,000 businesses in North Carolina, is proposing a major rate hike. If Duke gets its way, the rate hike will:…

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Is TVA Causing a Solar [Market] Eclipse?

TenneSEIA, the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association, issued a press release yesterday about TVA’s decision to continue restricting the Green Power Providers program.  I agree with their President, Matt Beasley: “this decision…

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Utilities Knew: Documenting Electric Utilities’ Early Knowledge and Ongoing Deception on Climate Change From 1968-2017

This is a guest blog from the Energy & Policy Institute, originally published HERE. Scientists had begun to warn electric utilities about climate change by 1968, and by 1988 the industry’s official…

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A Penny Shared is a Penny Used to Lift Energy Burdens in Memphis

As temperatures begin creeping above 100 degrees and air conditioners strain to keep homes and businesses cool, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) kicked off its official roll out period for its…

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Declaring Energy Independence In Your Home

This 4th of July, celebrate the anniversary of America's independence with more than cookouts and sparklers. This Independence Day, declare your independence from our fossil fuel-power past and take some small personal…