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House Committee on Energy and Commerce Calls for Long-Overdue TVA Oversight

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce addressed a letter to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) outlining areas where the nation's largest public utility…

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Governor Cooper’s Executive Order Commits NC to Address Climate Change and Build an Equitable Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Economy

Today, January 7, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Executive Order 246, reflecting the energy and transportation leadership we at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and other advocates have called…

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South Carolina Utility Regulators Mandate Duke Plan that Keeps Carbon Flat

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the South Carolina Public Service Commission held a business meeting where the Commissioners approved a directive to Duke Energy on its 2020 Integrated Resource Plans (Dockets 2019-224-E,…

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NC Regulators Weigh in on Duke's Resource Plan, Process for Carbon Reduction Plan

North Carolina Commission issued two orders setting 2022 up as a pivotal year in the state's clean energy transition.

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Customers Remain Without Options in TVA's Fence

Federal regulators missed an opportunity to poke holes in the TVA fence, leaving customers without options for lower cost, cleaner power.

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Local utilities claim TVA retaliated for seeking transmission access

With less than a week before a decision at FERC is expected, sworn statements assert TVA retaliated against utility customers that are seeking the ability to pay TVA to use its transmission…

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FERC Deadlocked, SEEM Moves Forward

On October 12, 2021, the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) proposed in Docket No. ER21-1111 "became effective by operation of law" because of the "absence of Commission action on or before October…

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North Carolina's HB 951: Improved but still problematic

New revisions to HB 951 improve on the controversial North Carolina legislation. The intent behind the bill is clear: reduce carbon, move toward performance-based rate regulation, reduce the financial burden to customers…

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Clean Electricity Performance Program Proposal and Southeast Utilities

The Clean Electricity Performance Program, or CEPP, which is a key climate provision within the larger Build Back Better Act, made a large step toward becoming law when it passed out of…

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TVA is planning to retire coal plants, what's next?

TVA has begun two plus years-long NEPA processes to retire and replace the Cumberland and Kingston coal plants. Here's an update on happenings and opportunities to get involved as of July 2021.