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Hold on to your wallets - open letter to South Carolina power customers

Have you ever seen the commercial that ends with the saying “What’s in YOUR wallet?” Well if you are an electric power customer in South Carolina, the answer is a nuclear power…

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Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You're Wrong About Wind Power

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project could inject large quantities of high-value, low-cost wind power directly into the Tennessee Valley region from western Oklahoma. Recently Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on the…

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Climate Change, Zika Virus, TVA and Clean Line Windpower , Dr. Stephen A. Smith

Below are the public comments given by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, to the TVA Board of Directors during a public meeting held August 25, 2016. First,…

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Department of Energy Green Lights Wind Power Transmission Line

The Department of Energy has finalized its review of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project. The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project will connect substantial quantities of the highest-quality, low-cost…

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SACE Testimony shows why Clean Power Plan means jobs for Tennessee

Earlier today, I testified before the Tennessee Legislature's Government Operations Joint Committee on the importance of the Clean Power Plan and its significance for Tennessee. As you can see by the line up,…

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Is TVA's New Integrated Resource Plan a Wise Path Forward?

My staff and I very much appreciated the opportunity to engage closely with TVA staff throughout the development of TVA's 2015 Integrated Resource Plan. Not only did TVA engage stakeholders and its…

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Exposing Corporate Pawns: PACE

One important service we try to provide to our members, supporters, and the news media that follow clean energy issues in our region is information on who is trying to move our…

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TVA 2015 Draft IRP Views Clean Energy Through a Blurred Lens

If you're like me, you are nostalgic for the days when the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) brought innovation, increased economic development and low-cost energy to the Tennessee Valley.  TVA’s recently released draft…

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Gulf Power = Green Power? Utility leaps forward

Updated at 4:40pm ET, on February 16 to reflect correct solar capacity planned for military bases in Georgia Power's service territory. Gulf Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company and one of the smallest…

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The Sunshine State: License Plate Slogan or License to Steal?

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC)  is not even pretending to be objective anymore: they have become a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Power & Light (FPL) and the other monopoly electric utilities…