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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…

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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…