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Inaction In Florida

The hope that Florida would develop a market for renewable energy recently went up in flames because the Fla. House of Representatives failed to act this session.  Unfortunately, we’ll now have to…

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Earth 2100: Our Inevitable Future? or How to Avoid Global Warming's Impacts through Action

Tonight,  ABC will air a special called Earth 2100, portraying our collective futures through choices leading us to two doors. Door No. 1 shows our current path, what scientists and policy makers…

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TVA, Southeast Score Largest Exemptions from House RES

Some bloggers are anxious about the renewable electricity portfolio standard in the latest version of the Waxman-Markey energy bill. Jim DiPeso writes, "The renewable portfolio standard as currently written may be worse…

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House Committee Votes on Climate Legislation

It wasn’t an easy journey, yet the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) cleared a first hurdle yesterday evening as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved it…

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Plant Washington Takes Serious Blow as Investors Pull Out

4 Ga. Utilities Pull the Plug on Plant Washington and Deem Coal Too “Risky” Over the past week, SACE has learned that 4 of the 10 electric membership corporations (EMCs) that came…

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Renewable Energy in the Southeast? Yes, We Might says Sen. Corker

As the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee began its work crafting a new energy bill, members weighed in on a critical issue: whether or not a national renewable energy standard (RES)…

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Cleaner cars: coming to a road near you

After decades idling in the slow lane, our nation's automotive policies are finally on a fast-track.  Surrounded by auto makers and executives, President Obama announced today that his administration will craft a…

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Support EPA in taking action on climate change

On April 17, 2009, nearly two years after the US Supreme Court ruled that the US EPA has jurisdiction in the matter, the federal agency ruled that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse…

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Possible Corruption at the Helm of Proposed Georgia Coal-fired Power Plant

August 17, 2009 Quick Update: Marietta Daily Journal runs an Editorial entitled 'Throw the Rascals Out' in the Around Town section. Read Now. ***************************** A Police Raid of Executive Homes Yield Charges…

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NREL study misses the forest for the breeze

The new technical report (Sullivan et al, "Comparative Analysis of Three Proposed Federal Renewable Electricity Standards," May 2009) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reinforces the results of prior reports that the…