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District 4 Candidates on Climate & Energy: Knoxville City Council Election

In this blog series, we share the Knoxville City Council candidates’ positions on clean energy and climate issues in their own words. This blog post contains the 4th District candidates’ responses to…

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SACE members speak out against TVA replacing Kingston Coal plant with new fossil gas

We at SACE and our members know the dire consequences of continuing to pour money into fossil fuel infrastructure and the potential polluting impacts on the public’s health and the environment. We…

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To solve the climate crisis, invest in how kids get to school

This guest blog, written by Dan Lashof (Director of World Resources Institute, United States) and Sue Gander (Director of the Electric School Bus Initiative for World Resources Institute) originally ran on Data…

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Knoxville Transit is Electrifying

The City of Knoxville secures a grant for additional electric transit buses, bring the total of electric buses on the way to 18.

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Could a carrot and stick approach motivate utilities to decarbonize with clean energy?

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

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Knoxville City Council approves KUB broadband proposal, and electric grid upgrades that come along with it

SACE supports expanding access to broadband for Knoxville citizens in a smart and fair manner. By doing so, KUB can improve the electric grid, address the "Digital Divide," and prioritize equity.

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Report Finds Clean Electricity Standard Would Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

A new report finds that a national 80% clean electricity standard by 2030 would save many lives, make Americans a lot healthier, and save us lots of money through cleaner air.

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Both-And: "Solar in the Southeast" fourth annual report: Part 4

We need BOTH utility-scale solar AND distributed solar in order to transform power generation and achieve 100% clean electricity by 2035.

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TVA is planning to retire coal plants, what's next?

TVA has begun two plus years-long NEPA processes to retire and replace the Cumberland and Kingston coal plants. Here's an update on happenings and opportunities to get involved as of July 2021.

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Electrifying school buses will benefit local economy and children’s health

This op-ed, co-written by Anne Mellinger-Birdsong, pediatrician and environmental public health specialist with Mothers & Others For Clean Air, and Jennifer Rennicks, former Senior Director of Policy & Communications at Southern Alliance…