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Japan's Hokkaido earthquake - power out, lives lost and disrupted

Update from Reuters: Power restored to the Tomari nuclear plant. Read more here. In the very early hours of September 6, 2018, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan in southwestern Hokkaido. News reports have…

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Throughout the Southeast, Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice this Saturday, September 8th

This Saturday, September 8th — the weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit — thousands of people around the nation will gather to demand bold action on climate, jobs, and justice…

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Let Me See the Fee - Electric Bill Transparency

What do you see on your monthly electric bill? More importantly, what don’t you see? If you live in the Tennessee Valley and get your power from TVA, your bills have probably…

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Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy

This post is the first in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance…

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TVA: Why are bills so high, when rates are low?

TVA has long touted and been given congratulations on its low rates. But rates are not the whole picture. As a customer, you pay a bill, not a rate, and bills in…

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JEA Demand: Protect Customers, Stop Gambling on Vogtle Nuclear Reactors

In Kenny Rogers' song, The Gambler, the secret to success is knowing when to hold your cards and knowing when to fold ‘em. JEA has concluded that the Vogtle reactors are a bad hand for its…

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Georgia's Nuclear Financial Crisis Worsens - Additional Billions in Cost Overruns at Plant Vogtle

Southern Company’s second quarter earnings news yesterday about Plant Vogtle’s nuclear expansion having yet another multi-billion dollar cost increase is not surprising given the continued problems occurring at the nuclear construction site…

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It's time to Renew Tennessee!

Our communities deserve affordable, clean energy, but Tennessee is falling behind the rest of the South. Consumers’ rights to transparency and accountability are being ignored, and too many decisions are being made behind…

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Recap of South Carolina Energy Policy in 2018 Legislative Session

Following the cancellation of the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant, the 2018 legislative session in South Carolina was a historic opportunity for significant, long-lasting reform in South Carolina energy policy. Political focus…

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A mystery: Peaking power plants using more natural gas than ever in the Southeast

In 2016, there was an unusual spike in the operation of natural gas combustion turbine plants at several Southeastern utilities. At just 14 plants, fuel expenses increased by $210 million compared to…