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TVA may shut down least efficient coal plants

The Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the oldest fleet of coal plants in the South, is looking at shutting down its oldest coal-fired facilities. In April, I blogged about the Tennessee Valley…

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Will new Sunshine State senator move Florida toward a clean energy economy?

Today Florida's Governor Charlie Crist chose George LeMieux to fill the seat of outgoing Sen. Mel Martinez.  LeMieux,  a former aide to Crist, deputy state attorney general as well as campaign manager…

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Santee Cooper Sees the Light, Cancels Pee Dee Coal Plant

In an astounding turn of events today, the state-owned utility Santee Cooper Board voted unanimously to suspend their plans to permit and develop the Pee Dee coal-fired power plant in Florence County,…

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Blocked phone lines, forged letters, staged rallies - oh my!

What a busy summer Big Energy and its allies have had! First, as the House of Representatives began to debate the clean energy/climate bill in June, legions of lobbyists hit Capitol Hill…

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SACE 100 New Nukes Response

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

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Time flies when you are having fun: a year in review from an energy advocate

It's been a whirlwind of a year since I accepted the position as SACE's  Tennessee Valley Energy Policy Associate here in Knoxville.  So much has happened, both good and bad, that it…

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Forged letters urge Congress to vote against clean energy jobs bill

In the run up to the U.S. House of Rpresentatives vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) in June, we asked our supporters and allies to call their members…

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Governor Bredesen signs Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act

On July 8, Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, surrounded by lawmakers and members of the business and environmental community, signed into law the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act.  At the same event,…

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UPDATE: NC Senate Refers Wind Energy Ban Back to Committee

Updated July 17th, 2009: A welcome victory on the Senate floor occurred on Wednesday when Senator Goss submitted an amendment that would reinstate language into SB 1068 allowing for utility-scale wind turbines…

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Attempt to Ban Wind in WNC

Original Blogpost (7/13): In the mountains of North Carolina, local government cries for wind energy projects are falling on deaf ears of those elected to represent them. Mountain Senators Joe Sam Queen, Martin Nesbitt,…