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Dysfunctional politics continues to stall confirmation of TVA Board nominees

Nearly a year after President Obama nominated four people to fill vacant seats on TVA's Board of Directors, and 6 months after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved…

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Gulf Gusher Tentatively Plugged, Residents Left With Oily Sludge and Distrust

BP and government officials state that the "static kill" procedure used to stop oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for over 3 months is a tentative success as of Friday, August…

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SACE Guest Blog with Bill McKibben

We're Hot as Hell and We're Not Going to Take It Any More Three Steps to Establish a Politics of Global Warming This blog posting features an article by 350.org co-founder Bill…

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Appeals Court Undermines Regional Clean Air

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Virginia, struck a very serious blow to Southeast air quality last week when it overturned an interstate nuisance ruling in the case of Tennessee…

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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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Legal Victory Spells Trouble for Plant Washington

This week marked a major victory for clean water and a step in the right direction for clean energy in Georgia, as a judge threw out water use permits for the proposed…

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Too little, too late? Congress may fail to move from oil spill to a robust energy bill

After decades of scientific data gathering, years of growing public and business support and more than three months of an unmitigated environmental catastrophe, it is reasonable to expect that citizens and leaders…

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Clean Energy Gulf Challenge Winner

Oceana's Vision 2020 is the winner of SACE's Clean Energy Gulf Challenge Today, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy announced the winner of its Clean Energy Gulf Challenge:  Oceana's Vision 2020. It is the best…

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EPA Proposes New Air Quality Rules

Electric Generating Units, particularly coal plants, are the leading source of SO2 and NOx Just as summer is hitting an epic peak of blistering hot temperatures and contributing to terrible air quality…

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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…