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Southeast looks to Congress for strong building efficiency codes

As the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) makes it way through Congress, SACE has expressed some important concerns, notably the weak energy resource standards and allowance give-aways. But there is…

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Carolinas moving forward on energy efficiency

With less fanfare than you might expect, state governments and utilities in the Carolinas have moved forward on energy efficiency. In total, we estimate that these programs could reduce electricity demand by…

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Hit the Streets: Take Part in a National Day of Climate Action

Later this month, the United States House of Representatives may pass the first clean energy and climate bill in its history. But the US doesn't need just any bill: we need a…

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Obama administration releases national climate report

It is widely recognized that human activity is causing dramatic changes to our climate, and today the Obama Administration released a new comprehensive assessment of our nation’s vulnerability to climate change. Experts…

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Efficiency the size of a power plant (Duke Save-a-Watt resolved!)

Today we announced an agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas (pdf here) to dramatically increase the size of the "Save-a-Watt" energy efficiency program, while at the same time adding features to ensure that…

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Sen. Boxer: Public should be notified about high hazard coal ash sites

In a press conference today, Senator Barbara Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, revealed some startling information about coal ash storage sites across America.  Forty-four have been identified…

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Coal is a Dirty Business: PBS Special on Coal in Ga.

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer recently aired a segment that touched on the grave consequences associated with Georgia’s addiction to coal.  Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Executive Director, Stephen Smith, is…

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The Smith Family Residential Solar System

SACE Executive Director Stephen Smith recently became the owner of the largest residential solar system in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region, covering his home with 36 198-watt Sharp solar photovoltaic (PV)…

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Celebrate World Oceans Day, June 8, 2009

ACT NOW FOR STRONG LEGISLATIVE ACTION TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTION! Did you know that one-third of all the carbon dioxide that spews out from our coal-fired power plants and car exhausts dissolves…

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Gambling with our future in Mississippi

So while I don’t Twitter, I do want to share what I’m doing early this week.  I’m attending the Southern Growth Policies Board 37th Annual Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The title of…