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Wind Potential in Tennessee

When a community wants to learn more about alternative energy, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has always been willing to listen. We rarely have an opportunity to step in and physically…

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Citizens Take Just Say No To Coal to the Streets

On April 20th citizens from across the country descended on Charlotte, North Carolina to deliver a "Call to Conscience" message to Jim Rogers and Duke Energy that construction of the 800 MW…

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Reassessing renewable energy

In fits and starts, energy experts are reassessing renewable energy. Ken Silverstein of EnergyBiz Insider recently commented on offshore wind possibilities. ... the Obama administration says that wind facilities placed offshore along…

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Economy drives electric power use down in Southeast

Electric power use in the southeast declined over the last year three times more than the national average, according to the March 2009 Electric Power Monthly report. Looking at the electric power…

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Visualizing The Grid

A fun and informative link on NPR about the grid and power plants. Here's a snip showing coal plants in the Southeast. Visit NPR's site to see more.

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With friends like this....

Last Sunday, “60 Minutes”  on CBS aired an interview with Duke Energy’s CEO, Jim Rogers.  I watched the segment again last night, and I wanted to take a minute to reflect on…

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Rename the coast!

Nate Silver is a master at visualizing the obvious in politics, and he's branched out to offer a keen insight for those of us working to address the global warming crisis. This…

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Duke Energy CEO and NASA climate scientist featured on "60 Minutes"

In a preview of this Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," which will feature Duke Energy's CEO and Jim Hansen (NASA's top climate scientist), Sue Sturgis over at the Institute for Southern Studies…

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Florida's renewable energy future in jeopardy. Meanwhile, where is the Governor?

The prospect of the Florida Legislature passing a Florida renewable energy target (RPS) that would drive investment and jobs in renewable energy technologies is in serious jeopardy – in fact, the Florida…

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Smith Family solar home

I wanted to get a post up about my family's solar home. I started a much longer version, but have not had the time to finish, so here is the short version.…