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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)

This blog was written by Laura Humphrey, former Energy Policy Associate at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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South Carolina PSC votes to temporarily roll back SCEG rates by 15%. Utility whines about extreme political pressure.

This blog post, by Frank Knapp, Jr., President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, was written Tuesday, July 2, and was originally published on the SCSBC's blog…

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Energy Independence

This blog post, was written by Christian Roselund, editor of PV Magazine. It originally appeared on Wednesday, July 4 on their site.

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Youth Leading on Climate Action

Young people have been leading the fight against climate change in impressive and inspiring ways in recent months. To highlight the work of young people working on climate action, SACE has organized…

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Staff Update: Happy Summer Solstice!

Hear from SACE's Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, on the 2018 Summer Solstice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzHrzZQZpM4

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Pres. Trump Defies Free Market Principles and Moves to Force Consumers to Pay for Uneconomic Power

President Donald Trump is preparing to issue a bailout for uneconomic coal and nuclear plants by forcing grid operators to buy their power, even though it is more expensive than alternatives. As…