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Crude Awakening in the Gulf

This morning coastal residents in Louisiana will wake to uncertainty as ribbons of oily sheen wash into their estuaries and onto their beaches.  The ongoing ecological catastrophe in the Gulf is stirring…

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The Gulf Oil Disaster by the Numbers

The continuous stream of updates on the Deepwater oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico suggests this story is moving from bad to worse. Early estimates from BP were that 1,000 barrels…

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Sacrificing the Gulf for the Illusion of Energy Independence

This blog was co-authored by Dr. Stephen Smith, Toni Reale and Jennifer Rennicks. Hollywood couldn't have written a stranger, more ironic script depicting our nation's ugly, polluting and dangerous energy addiction.  On…

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Cape Wind Approval Sets the Stage for U.S. Offshore Wind

As oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that the United States would begin tapping an abundant source of clean offshore energy in…

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Polk County schools make Lakeland look energy smart

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Time for Energy Efficiency in the South

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Florida Citizen Action Day for a Clean Energy Economy

On March 22 and 23, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, in partnership with the Florida Wildlife Federation, Audubon of Florida, Sierra Club, Environment Florida, and Hands Across the Sand, hosted a Clean…

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Shortsighted Obama Plan Opens Southeastern Shores to Drilling

Yesterday, President Obama backed down from a campaign promise to uphold the moratorium on offshore drilling that has protected our southeastern shorelines from oil interests for decades.  His announcement proposes to open…

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Florida Mayor Calls for State to Foster Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable energy expansion can drive Florida jobs growth--we just need to post our "Open for Business" sign.  Orange County, Florida (home of Orlando), is inviting cleantech investments, in engineering, manufacturing and development of innovators…

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New GA Report Offers Efficiency Alternatives to Dirty Coal

On Tuesday, March 9th the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies out of Chattanooga, TN released a report entitled, "Energy Efficiency as an Alternative Strategy for the Power4Georgians EMC".  The report identifies how…