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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!

This blog entry was written by Allie Brown, former Clean Energy Advocacy Manager at SACE.

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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…

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Turkey Point Reactors: Negligence, Litigation, and a "Pause"

There are a lot moving parts when it comes to both the existing and proposed nuclear reactors at FPL’s Turkey Point plant in south Florida. It can be hard to keep track…

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As expected, TVA utilities respond to the Grid Access Charge with increased fixed fees

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) utilities (known as Local Power Companies or LPCs) are responding to TVA's rate structure change by increasing fixed fees for residential and small commercial customers. This runs contrary…

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Safety Third: TVA’s Proposed Clinch River Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

Please note: comments to the NRC are due July 13, 2018 – you can take action here. Honestly, my knowledge surrounding nuclear power was somewhat limited. In my Master’s program, I gained…