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Wind Potential in Tennessee

When a community wants to learn more about alternative energy, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has always been willing to listen. We rarely have an opportunity to step in and physically…

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Reassessing renewable energy

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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Citizens Take Just Say No To Coal to the Streets

On April 20th citizens from across the country descended on Charlotte, North Carolina to deliver a "Call to Conscience" message to Jim Rogers and Duke Energy that construction of the 800 MW…

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Economy drives electric power use down in Southeast

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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Visualizing The Grid

A fun and informative link on NPR about the grid and power plants. Here's a snip showing coal plants in the Southeast. Visit NPR's site to see more.

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With friends like this....

Last Sunday, “60 Minutes”  on CBS aired an interview with Duke Energy’s CEO, Jim Rogers.  I watched the segment again last night, and I wanted to take a minute to reflect on…

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Duke Energy CEO and NASA climate scientist featured on "60 Minutes"

In a preview of this Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," which will feature Duke Energy's CEO and Jim Hansen (NASA's top climate scientist), Sue Sturgis over at the Institute for Southern Studies…

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Florida's renewable energy future in jeopardy. Meanwhile, where is the Governor?

The prospect of the Florida Legislature passing a Florida renewable energy target (RPS) that would drive investment and jobs in renewable energy technologies is in serious jeopardy – in fact, the Florida…

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Smith Family solar home

I wanted to get a post up about my family's solar home. I started a much longer version, but have not had the time to finish, so here is the short version.…

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TVA distributors looking to expand into owning generation facilities

The debate over building new generation in the Tennessee Valley could take a significant turn with the passage of legislation currently being considered in the Tennessee legislature. This legislation would give the…