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Coal is a Dirty Business: PBS Special on Coal in Ga.

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer recently aired a segment that touched on the grave consequences associated with Georgia’s addiction to coal.  Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Executive Director, Stephen Smith, is…

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The Smith Family Residential Solar System

SACE Executive Director Stephen Smith recently became the owner of the largest residential solar system in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region, covering his home with 36 198-watt Sharp solar photovoltaic (PV)…

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Gambling with our future in Mississippi

So while I don’t Twitter, I do want to share what I’m doing early this week.  I’m attending the Southern Growth Policies Board 37th Annual Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The title of…

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Waxman-Markey Zeroes Renewable Energy Standard, Drops Efficiency Sharply

Our organization and other advocates are becoming increasingly concerned about the House Waxman-Markey energy and climate bill and its companion in the Senate for a host of reasons. Among the most dramatic…

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Inaction In Florida

The hope that Florida would develop a market for renewable energy recently went up in flames because the Fla. House of Representatives failed to act this session.  Unfortunately, we’ll now have to…

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Earth 2100: Our Inevitable Future? or How to Avoid Global Warming's Impacts through Action

Tonight,  ABC will air a special called Earth 2100, portraying our collective futures through choices leading us to two doors. Door No. 1 shows our current path, what scientists and policy makers…

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TVA, Southeast Score Largest Exemptions from House RES

Some bloggers are anxious about the renewable electricity portfolio standard in the latest version of the Waxman-Markey energy bill. Jim DiPeso writes, "The renewable portfolio standard as currently written may be worse…

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House Committee Votes on Climate Legislation

It wasn’t an easy journey, yet the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) cleared a first hurdle yesterday evening as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved it…

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Plant Washington Takes Serious Blow as Investors Pull Out

4 Ga. Utilities Pull the Plug on Plant Washington and Deem Coal Too “Risky” Over the past week, SACE has learned that 4 of the 10 electric membership corporations (EMCs) that came…

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Renewable Energy in the Southeast? Yes, We Might says Sen. Corker

As the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee began its work crafting a new energy bill, members weighed in on a critical issue: whether or not a national renewable energy standard (RES)…