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Trying to Get Ahead of the Impending Workforce Shortage in Georgia's Solar Industry

"[T]o meet the demands associated with an increase in the pace of solar deployment, we're going to need a larger workforce in Georgia." SACE interviews the co-founder of one of the largest…

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Will North Carolina Lead the Southeast in Transportation Electrification? (Part 1)

North Carolina has electric vehicle momentum. Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Order 80 committed N.C. to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. State agencies have written electric transportation plans.…

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Efficiency Leadership for Duke Energy Now Hinges on Florida, IRP, and a Higher Standard of Comparison (Part 1)

Duke Energy outperformed its regional peers on energy efficiency once again in 2019, but to be a leader on the national stage it must address shortcomings in Florida, pursue new program opportunities,…

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Biden is laying a solid foundation for action on climate, energy, and equity

Utilizing executive powers and simultaneously working to support and bolster existing market trends, the Biden administration seems to be pursuing a sea change in how we confront the climate crisis.

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TVA offers to use customer money to pay utility legal fees for support of TVA monopoly

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation's largest public power utility. It is owned by the federal government but operates solely on revenues from electricity customers across the Tennessee Valley. And we…

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Are We Driving Towards an All-Electric, American-Made Federal Fleet?

President Biden has been making swift work aligning solutions to the climate crisis and economic recovery. The tools to reach these goals are re-investing in American manufacturing with a focus on environmental…

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SACE's Third Annual "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" Report: A Solution to Multiple Crises

Just three utilities deliver ~75% of efficiency savings in the Southeast, while some of our biggest utilities do almost nothing. As COVID-19 and the climate crisis intensify energy inequity, we need efficiency…

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Knoxville Climate Council Holds Recap Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20th, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council convened for a recap meeting to discuss the work they had done since the body first began meeting in May of 2020. You…

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On Day One of the Biden Administration, the U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

This blog was written by Jennifer Rennicks, former Senior Director of Policy & Communications at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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FERC complaint filed against TVA could allow customers access to cheaper, cleaner power

On Monday, January 11, 2021, several LPCs filed a FPA complaint at FERC against TVA. Here we'll breakdown the alphabet soup and explain why this has the potential to fundamentally change the…