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Georgia Citizens Voice Opposition to New Coal Plant

Georgia Citizens attended statewide public hearings on Tuesday to voice their opposition to Plant Washington and their frustration with the lack of public opportunity for comment. On Tuesday, Oct. 6th, Georgia citizens…

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And the award goes to President Obama

Update:  read the President's acceptance speech with direct references to climate change action here. This morning, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced a surprise decision to honor President Barack Obama for his "extraordinary…

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Energy efficiency, next up at the Florida Public Service Commission

Will Florida have a smart, fair decision on energy efficiency? Or will base rates go up and nothing be done to help the consumer? And will someone please explain to me how…

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Duke Wants To Raise Your Bill... For Dirty Coal

Sign NC Conservation Network's Petition Opposing Duke's 18% Rate Increase TODAY! Have you heard the news?  Duke Energy wants to raise customer utility bills... in part to pay for dirty coal.  Throughout…

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Will the last one (to leave the Chamber of Commerce) turn off the lights?

Apple Computer is the latest in a long-line of American businesses leaving the Chamber of Commerce over climate policy. They resigned today with a letter stating: “We strongly object to the chamber’s…

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Smith home featured in Tennessee solar home tour

This Saturday, the City of Knoxville will hold a Solar Tour and Fair in conjunction with the world's largest grassroots solar event, the American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour. Beginning at…

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Senate unveils new climate and clean energy legislation

Today, Senators Kerry and Boxer kicks off the Senate's efforts to pass a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill by introducing the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act. Many climate advocates…

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Department of Energy approves Tennessee Solar Initiative

The Department of Energy approved Tennessee's State Energy Plan on September 14th, marking a big step forward for the developing solar markets in Tennessee.  The final plan, known as the Volunteer State…

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The Road to Copenhagen with Climate Week in the USA and Beyond

As the name implies, global climate change is an issue impacting the entire planet.  While scientists have reached consensus about the importance of drastically reducing global warming pollution, government leaders have yet…

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When Power Interest and Public Interest Collide in Florida

It has been a great disappointment but not a surprise to watch the veil of utility regulation pulled back in Florida. The Florida Public Service Commission is the state agency entrusted with…