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California Paves the Road for Federal Adoption of Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards

U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) proposed legislation that would put the whole county on a coordinated path toward 100% zero emission vehicles. On November 28, 2018, the pair introduced a bill to the 115th Congress to amend the Clean Air Act to create a nation zero-emission vehicle standard. The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA) would set a comprehensive federal ZEV standard and require at least 50% of all new car sales in America be zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

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Moving Forward with Optimism

With your support, SACE is fully aware, fully prepared, and fully engaged to take advantage of every policy opportunity, inform and engage stakeholders from communities in every socioeconomic sector, and promote smart energy choices that WILL lead to a clean, safe, and healthy future.

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TVA Magically Cuts Small Modular Reactor Costs in Half in Four Years Despite No Installations

TVA has found the magic beans! In just four short years, TVA has somehow cut the cost of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), an unproven nuclear generation technology, approximately in half. Why isn’t…

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Putting a Face on Energy Burden in Memphis

MEMPHIS: THE HOME OF ENERGY BURDEN Last Week, Old Man Winter rolled into the home of the blues. He brought in cold arctic air, dramatically dropping temperatures, and rising power bills, especially…

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10 Experts Weighing In on the Future of Solar in 2019

Spoiler Alert: SACE Solar Program Director Bryan Jacob is among them - check out his predictions among others in a recent post by Urjanet.

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How Does YOUR Utility Stack Up when it comes to Energy Efficiency?

SACE is pleased to release our 2018 energy efficiency report. In 2017, utility-administered efficiency programs in the Southeast eliminated 2,375 GWh of energy waste, cut CO2 emissions by over 1 million tons, and achieved 11,206 MW of peak energy-saving capacity. Duke Energy is the 2017 regional leader, responsible for over half of those savings (1,260 GWh).

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Memphians Caught in the Dark

All across Tennessee, low-income families are put in a difficult situation due to high energy burdens. The term “energy burden” refers to the portion of household income spent on energy bills. In Tennessee, some residents are paying as much as 20% of their annual income on their energy bill.

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Turkey Point: FPL’s Customers and Clean Water Take It On the Chin

FPL's customers are paying to clean up FPL's environmental mess created by its cooling canal system at its Turkey Point plant. As FPL shareholders make millions in profits annually on the clean up, we've learned that the Company is not making timely progress on its environmental compliance requirements.

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Deck the Halls With LED Lights

Although you might still be eating Thanksgiving leftovers, we have now officially entered The Holiday Season. It's time to dust off your decorations, start playing the Nutcracker Suite and begin your holiday…

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Trump Admin Advances Reckless Seismic Airgun Surveys in the Atlantic

Today, the Trump Administration approved harming whales and dolphins as part of the administration’s reckless, out-of-touch “drill-everywhere" plan, which seeks to do the bidding of Big Oil at the expense of coastal residents, economies, and wildlife. Seismic airgun blasting and eventual drilling is economically and environmentally unjustifiable. When the electric vehicle revolution renders Atlantic oil drilling obsolete, it won’t be possible to take back the damage done to our beloved coast.