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Duke Announces Solar on Customer Rooftops

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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TVA making efforts to keep public engaged in planning process

As you probably know, TVA is currently engaged in a resource planning process that will shape how TVA meets future energy needs in the Tennessee Valley over the next 20 years.  While…

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Senator Alexander energy sprawl concept, confused, inaccurate and out of context

Senator Alexander's latest tirade against wind includes the concept of energy sprawl; see an October 5, 2009 press release from his website and this Wall Street Journal article. He has taken a…

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Georgia Citizens Voice Opposition to New Coal Plant

Georgia Citizens attended statewide public hearings on Tuesday to voice their opposition to Plant Washington and their frustration with the lack of public opportunity for comment. On Tuesday, Oct. 6th, Georgia citizens…

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Energy efficiency, next up at the Florida Public Service Commission

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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Duke Wants To Raise Your Bill... For Dirty Coal

Sign NC Conservation Network's Petition Opposing Duke's 18% Rate Increase TODAY! Have you heard the news?  Duke Energy wants to raise customer utility bills... in part to pay for dirty coal.  Throughout…

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Smith home featured in Tennessee solar home tour

This Saturday, the City of Knoxville will hold a Solar Tour and Fair in conjunction with the world's largest grassroots solar event, the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour. Beginning at…

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Department of Energy approves Tennessee Solar Initiative

The Department of Energy approved Tennessee's State Energy Plan on September 14th, marking a big step forward for the developing solar markets in Tennessee.  The final plan, known as the Volunteer State…

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The Road to Copenhagen with Climate Week in the USA and Beyond

As the name implies, global climate change is an issue impacting the entire planet.  While scientists have reached consensus about the importance of drastically reducing global warming pollution, government leaders have yet…

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When Power Interest and Public Interest Collide in Florida

It has been a great disappointment but not a surprise to watch the veil of utility regulation pulled back in Florida. The Florida Public Service Commission is the state agency entrusted with…