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No Solution, Just More Pollution

When the 111th Congress reconvened last month, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a "disapproval resolution" (S.J. Res 26) which many in the environmental community are calling the "Dirty Air Act."  What may…

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Life is More Than Peak Experience, There is Daily Opportunity!

How do we get people to lower their electricity consumption overall, not just at peak?  A recent conference in Florida showed the high-tech perspective of some energy industry folks and continuing utility focus on cutting demand at…

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Obama Pushes for Risky Energy Options for What in Return?

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

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Sea Level Rise Adaptation Discussions Underway in North Carolina

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a sea level rise forum in Raleigh, NC organized by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Division of Coastal Management.  The…

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SACE is making sustainable biodiesel

SACE has started a subsidiary to make biodiesel. With higher fuel costs, growing issues of national security and an increasing awareness of the impact of global warming pollution, the use of renewable…

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Tennessee Congressman steps forward to lead on clean energy

A new Southeastern leader for our clean energy future may have just stepped forward.  On Thursday, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) from Memphis introduced legislation into the U.S. House of Representatives that would…

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It Is About the Jobs

This post was co-authored by Anne Blair If there was anything clear in President Obama's State of the Union address it was the need for JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.  Renewable energy development can…

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Florida Utilities Balking at Efficiency Goals

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) just set goals for electric energy efficiency well below targets set—and achieved—by other states, but not surprisingly, several FEECA utilities filed objections seeking still lower goals. Earlier, we reviewed the…

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Snow and Solar Power: My Obsession

As the east dug itself out of another snowstorm, I found myself up on a ladder pushing snow off my solar panels on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, I did not have…

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Mixed Signals in the State of the Union Address

In tonight's State of the Union speech, President Obama highlighted myriad issues  confronting Americans today from an economic crisis to high unemployment to ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East.  What these…