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Tennessee Congressman steps forward to lead on clean energy

A new Southeastern leader for our clean energy future may have just stepped forward.  On Thursday, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) from Memphis introduced legislation into the U.S. House of Representatives that would…

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It Is About the Jobs

This post was co-authored by Anne Blair If there was anything clear in President Obama's State of the Union address it was the need for JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.  Renewable energy development can…

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Florida Utilities Balking at Efficiency Goals

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) just set goals for electric energy efficiency well below targets set—and achieved—by other states, but not surprisingly, several FEECA utilities filed objections seeking still lower goals. Earlier, we reviewed the…

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Cellulosic Ethanol Comes to the Southeast

We have heard a lot of promise and lots of talk about cellulosic ethanol. Friday January 29th, I attended the opening ceremony of the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE)/Genera cellulosic ethanol…

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Snow and Solar Power: My Obsession

As the east dug itself out of another snowstorm, I found myself up on a ladder pushing snow off my solar panels on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, I did not have…

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The US is on board with the Copenhagen Accord

Update: as of Monday, February 1, 57 nations (including the 27-member European Union) are likely to or have associated with the Copenhagen Accord, representing 73.3% of global emissions. January 31, 2010 is…

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SACE is carbon neutral

SACE is officially certified as "carbon neutral" after working to lower its carbon footprint and offset 100% of its carbon emissions. SACE’s first priority is to invest in office energy efficiency improvements,…

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Mixed Signals in the State of the Union Address

In tonight's State of the Union speech, President Obama highlighted myriad issues  confronting Americans today from an economic crisis to high unemployment to ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East.  What these…

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EPA Rules Mean Big Challenges Ahead for Dirty Coal

In recent months, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken great strides to improve air quality and protect the environment by proposing stricter standards for ozone and sulfur dioxide, and begin regulation…

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While Cape Wind Awaits, South Carolina Advances Offshore Wind

For most of the past decade (8.5 years to be exact),  America has been talking about developing her first offshore wind farm. With all eyes turned towards New England, we have witnessed…