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Governor Bredesen signs Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act

On July 8, Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, surrounded by lawmakers and members of the business and environmental community, signed into law the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act.  At the same event,…

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UPDATE: NC Senate Refers Wind Energy Ban Back to Committee

Updated July 17th, 2009: A welcome victory on the Senate floor occurred on Wednesday when Senator Goss submitted an amendment that would reinstate language into SB 1068 allowing for utility-scale wind turbines…

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Attempt to Ban Wind in WNC

Original Blogpost (7/13): In the mountains of North Carolina, local government cries for wind energy projects are falling on deaf ears of those elected to represent them. Mountain Senators Joe Sam Queen, Martin Nesbitt,…

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What happened with my Home Green Home

In 2007, our family renovated an older home. We tried to pay close attention to energy efficiency and clean energy concerns. Recently, I calculated the impact of our green rehab in terms…

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Declaring your energy independence

This 4th of July, celebrate the anniversary of our country's independence with more than a cookout and sparklers. This Independence Day weekend, declare your independence from our fossil fuel past and take…

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Are you louder than 63 lobbyists?

In the weeks leading up to the House vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), we learned that opponents to the bill spent $79 million on efforts to weaken/defeat…

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House passes historic clean energy legislation

Today the House of Representatives took advantage of an historic opportunity to open the valve on clean energy jobs and economic opportunities, save consumers money and establish a legal limit on global…

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Shhh! The climate bill will reduce electricity bills. (They won't believe it.)

While utility executives are trying to scare people with claims that "climate and energy policy is a conspiracy of the Northeast and the West Coast to drive the cost of electric power…

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Picturing our (Clean Energy) Future

Right now the House of Representatives is debating energy legislation that (for the first time ever) will include global-warming reduction measures, and votes are expected later today. From newspaper ads to television…

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SACE promotes solar energy locally in Knoxville

One of the great partnerships that SACE has going is working with the City of Knoxville on their Solar America Cities Program. The City of Knoxville along with a strong group of partners…