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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Amelia Parker

This is the third in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…

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S. David Freeman - A Friend and A Visionary Force of Nature (1926 - 2020)

I know of no single human that can claim a greater impact in shaping progressive energy policy than my friend and mentor S. David Freeman.

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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Lauren Rider

This is the second in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…

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Knoxville Mayor's Climate Council Holds First Meeting

On Tuesday, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon's newly formed Climate Council convened for the first time in what will be a months-long process to develop a plan to help the city meet its…

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Our Transportation Future: Reduce, Clean, Electrify

Transportation policies and investments aimed at stimulating the economy should target three long-term outcomes: reduce the number of vehicle miles driven, clean the electric grid, and electrify transportation.

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City of Knoxville Takes Step to Realizing Carbon Reduction Goals

Last Tuesday, April 28th, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) hosted a webinar where SACE's Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, and the City of Knoxville’s Sustainability Director, Brian Blackmon, updated…

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On the 50th Earth Day: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Can Help Heal our Earth and Protect Society Moving into the Future

This month, as we continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, we also must raise our eyes to the horizon and reflect on lessons learned and future challenges.

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"An Ounce of Prevention" Can Save Lives and Money

Trusting good science, taking strong action, and getting out in front of a problem is critical to avoiding catastrophe – for both the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis awaiting us down the…

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Honoring Kristin Jacobs: A Climate Champion

As a long-time Broward County Commissioner and more recently a state representative, Kristin took on complex regulatory and policy matters. She leaves a long legacy of environmental stewardship – initiating the ground-breaking…

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SACE COVID-19 Response/Perspective

We recognize that many of our members, supporters, and neighbors are facing dire circumstances today and looking toward very uncertain tomorrows; as we work together to flatten the curve, we are inspired…