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SACE and Allies Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Requiring 100% Clean Electricity in the United States by 2035

Fully decarbonizing the power sector, along with electrification, would reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 70-80%, helping fulfill our commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement while simultaneously creating millions of jobs, cleaning…

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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: Every Year Matters and Every Choice Matters

Several electric utilities in the region have set long-term goals to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions...but will it be too little too late? To answer this question, SACE has analyzed historical data…

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A summary of the climate-related funding proposals in the American Jobs Plan

As we mentioned in our blog post a few weeks back, the American Jobs Plan introduced by President Biden contains a variety of climate and clean energy-related funding and programs which would…

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A Bold Plan to Build Back Better with Clean Energy Jobs & Infrastructure

The multitrillion-dollar American Jobs Plan proposed by President Biden today is a positive and welcome next step in confronting the climate crisis and environmental injustice with unprecedented investments in clean energy jobs…

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Why Strengthening Our Democracy is Vital to Confronting the Climate Crisis

It is essential for communities to have access to the ballot box and the right to vote to ensure everyday Americans’ voices are the basis for how policies are made. Our ability to…

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Biden is laying a solid foundation for action on climate, energy, and equity

Utilizing executive powers and simultaneously working to support and bolster existing market trends, the Biden administration seems to be pursuing a sea change in how we confront the climate crisis.

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Are We Driving Towards an All-Electric, American-Made Federal Fleet?

President Biden has been making swift work aligning solutions to the climate crisis and economic recovery. The tools to reach these goals are re-investing in American manufacturing with a focus on environmental…

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SACE's Third Annual "Energy Efficiency in the Southeast" Report: A Solution to Multiple Crises

Just three utilities deliver ~75% of efficiency savings in the Southeast, while some of our biggest utilities do almost nothing. As COVID-19 and the climate crisis intensify energy inequity, we need efficiency…

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Knoxville Climate Council Holds Recap Meeting

On Wednesday, January 20th, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council convened for a recap meeting to discuss the work they had done since the body first began meeting in May of 2020. You…

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On Day One of the Biden Administration, the U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

One of the very first executive orders President Biden signed his first day in the Oval Office directed the United States to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement: a global agreement signed by 192…