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TVA releases final long-term resource plan, and we are underwhelmed

TVA fails to deliver on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transparency in their final IRP. But most of all, it fails its customers.

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Last Minute "Transparency" - TVA releases key planning data days before comment deadline

Reports predict some lovely spring weather this weekend... but instead of frolicking outdoors, SACE staff will be diligently reviewing the last-minute release of data from TVA just days before the deadline to…

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Alabama, Reject Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Taxes

Alabamians, take action! If you drive an electric vehicle (EV) or hybrid, you shouldn’t have to pay $150 - $250 per year for the privilege. Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey has proposed legislation that would…

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Alabama Power coal plant retirement: Customers stuck with the bill

Alabama Power is retiring Plant Gorgas, but only after investing over $425 million. Now too expensive to operate, customers will continue to pay over $60 million per year for the rest of…

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PSC’s ‘Misplaced Priorities’ Lead to Higher Utility Bills for Alabamians

This guest post by Dr. Stacie Propst, executive director of GASP, was originally published on GASP's website on May 28, 2015. A report titled “What Public Service? How the Alabama Public Service…

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New Report: Alabama ratepayers are "Left in the Dark" by PSC

How do ratepayers usually know whether or not the electricity bills they pay are fair? In many states with monopoly investor-owned electric utilities, ratepayers typically have access to and can participate in…

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Tour with a Twist: What is Ripe to Retire in Georgia and Alabama?

Last week I had the privilege of accompanying experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) on a three-day tour of Georgia and Alabama to highlight coal plants that should be considered…

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Scathing report finds Alabama PSC failing to protect ratepayers

A new report from the Arise Citizens’ Policy Project released March 1, “Public Utility Regulation Without the Public: The Alabama Public Service Commission and Alabama Power” [PDF] details ways Alabama’s utility regulatory…