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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…

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Setting the Bar for Energy Efficiency Programs in the Southeast

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2017 Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard yesterday, ranking the 51 largest US electric utilities on energy efficiency programs and policies in 2015. Utility…

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Does "SMR" stand for "Squandering More Resources?"

What does the acronym "SMR" stand for? If you're talking about plans for TVA's Clinch River Site near Kingston, Tennessee there may be multiple answers. TVA and nuclear industry proponents would say…

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Guest Post: Making America inefficient: the budget’s gory details

This post was written by Lowell Ungar, Senior Policy Advisor at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and originally appeared on ACEEE’s website on May 24, 2017. You can view the…

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Gulf Power Settlement is WIN for Consumers, Energy Efficiency, & Solar

Customers won big this month when Gulf Power, in a settlement of its proposed rate hike, pulled back on a requested huge increase in the fixed charge portion of customers’ bills. A…

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Will energy efficiency be bigger than rooftop solar in the Southeast?

It's easy to spot a solar home, but efficient homes are well camouflaged. So its no surprise that media and public opinion are focused on solar, particularly rooftop solar. But for our…

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Black History Month Energy Leaders Blog Series: Reverend Marlon T. Foster’s Quest for Energy Efficiency and Community Solar

In honor of Black History Month, SACE is publishing a blog series highlighting the efforts of African American leaders that have played key roles in clean energy in the Southeast. This is the…