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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…

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Waxman-Markey Zeroes Renewable Energy Standard, Drops Efficiency Sharply

Our organization and other advocates are becoming increasingly concerned about the House Waxman-Markey energy and climate bill and its companion in the Senate for a host of reasons. Among the most dramatic…

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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…