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Energy Efficiency: Codes and Standards and Programs, oh my!

If codes and standards are making us more efficient, do utilities need to continue to invest in energy efficiency? Yes! Read on to see why.

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Georgia Power Wants You to Pay More For Using Less Energy

In June, Georgia Power submitted a proposal to charge its customers for an additional $2.2 billion. A very troubling part of Georgia Power's proposal: they propose to nearly double the mandatory monthly…

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Who is advancing to General Election Day in Knoxville?

Eddie Mannis and Indya Kincannon advance to the General Election Day on November 5th. Where do these Knoxville mayoral candidates stand on clean energy issues in Knoxville?

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North Carolina orders Duke Energy to evaluate coal retirements

Coal retirement evaluations, carbon dioxide reduction plans, and evaluation of all - yes, all - resources are now firmly required by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Duke Energy has until November to…

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TVA Board votes to keep rates flat, but customer bills could still rise

Board of Directors approved TVA's budget and long-term resource plan today. The budget stops annual rate increases, at least in the near term, but does not address high bills. The resource plan…

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Florida Efficiency Hearing Recap - Time to Evolve on Setting Goals

The hearing established that Florida is the only state that uses archaic methodologies in setting energy efficiency goals. No wonder we are almost at the bottom of state rankings on capturing energy…

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KUB Freezes the Fees... For Now

Yesterday, the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) previewed a budget forecast that did not include further increases to the basic mandatory charge or fixed fee portion of customers electric bills for at least…

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City Council puts Knoxville on the map with passing of carbon goals

On Tuesday, Knoxville’s City Council unanimously voted to pass carbon reduction goals that puts the Scruffy City on the map for addressing climate change.

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#RenewTN Superstars in Music City

This blog was written by Michael MacMillar, former Regional Organizer at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Are electric utilities living up to their promises to cut carbon emissions?

New report uses historical carbon emissions and planned generation to answer the question of whether the Southeast power sector is on track to decarbonize at a rate adequate enough to mitigate the…