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Southeast Chapters Head to Capital Cities to Say No Way to New Drilling!

This is a guest blog originally posted by Surfrider. To read the original post, click here. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a draft of the 2019-2024 five year offshore…

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Bills seek to promote solar freedom in SC Legislature

Several bills have been introduced in the South Carolina Legislature to promote solar freedom and reduce energy costs for consumers. These bills seek to help consumers, who are now burdened with having…

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Solar in the Southeast WEBINAR (this is a recording)

Earlier this week, we hosted a webinar featuring an overview of SACE's 2017 Solar in the Southeast Annual Report along with time for questions and answers. We recorded that webinar and you can…

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Last Chance! Trump Offshore Drilling Comment Period Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, March 9, marks the end of the comment period on President Trump's new "drill-everywhere" offshore drilling plan. If you haven't submitted your comments yet, visit the online comment portal here…

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Honoring Black History Month: Cornelia Crenshaw, Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

This blog was written by Jazzmyn Davenport, who is SACE's Energy Justice Intern and attends Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to take…

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Florida Proposal Aims to Ban Nearshore Oil Drilling

Oil and water just don’t mix – especially in Florida. The Sunshine State has 1,200 miles of coastline that is home to pristine beaches, world-class fishing, and coastal communities that drive the…

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TVA's Extravagant Executive Toys at Your Expense

Just when you thought the excessive executive compensation was bad, it appears that the Tennessee Valley Authority's CEO Bill Johnson, already the highest paid federal employee in the entire country taking home…

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Counterflow: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

This blog was originally posted here by Steve Huntoon at RTO Insider on January 22, 2018. An excerpt is below, published with permission. Steve Huntoon is a former president of the Energy Bar Association, with 30…

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AEP: spinning up 5 gigawatts of wind & taking a shine to 3 GW of solar

Some of the comparably-sized utilities in the Southeast could aspire to the renewable energy ambition that AEP, American Electric Power, has expressed. The vast majority of AEP operations are outside the Southeast…

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Why has TVA encouraged its local power companies to raise mandatory fees for its customers?

Over the past seven years, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved an average 50% increase in mandatory fees charged by its local power companies. But if you're a residential customer on…