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SACE grades TVA draft Plan, calls for public input to move TVA to the head of the class

The Tennessee Valley is at a critical crossroads for its energy and economic development. Whether our future is one where efficiency and renewable energy drive a strong clean energy economy or one…

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SACE Staff Testify at EPA Coal Ash Hearing

On Tuesday September 14 in Charlotte, NC hundreds of citizens, environmentalists, industry representatives and others gathered to voice their opinions about EPA's two proposals to regulate coal ash waste - the hazardous…

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Plutonium Bomb Fuel in the Tennessee Valley? Voice Your Concerns

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

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Tennesseans Voice Coal Ash Concerns Despite EPA Initial Oversight

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initially appearing to have ignored TN in the siting of Coal Ash Public Hearings, the citizens of East Tennessee held their own public hearing to ensure…

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Federal Agency Knocks PACE Off Course

Florida Clean Energy Needs Leadership The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA, the U.S. housing finance regulator) recently solidified its opposition to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. The lone renewable energy initiative that…

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Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

This blog was co-authored with Jennifer Rennicks While Gulf communities are busy picking up the pieces that remain of their coastal heritage and natural resources following the BP oil disaster, we learned…

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Public must come first at Florida PSC

E. L. Jacobs, Jr. As a former chair of the Florida Public Service Commission, I am concerned that recent actions in Tallahassee to dismantle the PSC send the message that the views…

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An oil spill but no energy bill: where do we go from here?

To many people, it seemed inevitable that 2010 would be The Year we passed The Climate & Energy Bill to overhaul the way we make and consume energy in this country.  The…

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Two new Tennessee programs set to help residents and businesses save energy and reduce costs

The State of Tennessee announced two separate energy efficiency programs this week: one to assist residents in the purchase of energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, and the other to provide low…

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New Tax Credit for CHP in North Carolina

This post was authored by former SACE staffer, Glenn Mauney. On August 2nd, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed into law HB 1829, an expanded Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and renewable…