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Hurricanes and Climate Change - What We Know for 2018 Season

Hurricane season officially begins today and runs through November. This is the six month period when hurricanes typically occur in the Atlantic. Forecasts for the 2018 hurricane season indicate that it will…

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Joining Hands in Support of Clean Energy

Dory Larsen, SACE's Electric Vehicle Program Associate, contributed to this blog. As a part of a growing global movement to protest offshore drilling, deep water drilling and offshore seismic testing, SACE participated in…

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Can Southern Company really eliminate its carbon pollution?

Southern Company's CEO Tom Fanning made a bold statement yesterday, announcing that the company he leads is now working to "take down carbon emissions to zero." Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Energy…

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Bolting From Hurricane Irma: Maximizing the benefits of solar and an electric vehicle

The official end to Hurricane Season 2017 is today, November 30.  It was an especially unforgiving season and as we reflect back we wanted to share a story on how renewable energy…

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Walk Like An Egyptian: What Climate Change Studies of Ancient Egypt May Teach Us Today

The study of ancient history provides many examples of how civilizations around the world rose and then fell due to a wide range of factors: famine, warfare, geological catastrophe, or disease. Archeologists have…

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Winter is coming! Which prediction should you trust?

In the battle of the winter weather predictions, what a great showdown we have in store this year! The "timeless" Farmers' Almanac says, "the Southeast will see below normal winter temperatures with an…

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Trump Admin Begins Rollback of Clean Power Plan

SACE Southeast Energy Research Attorney Angela Garrone contributed to this post. Following through on a campaign promise, the Trump administration signed a rule this week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the…

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Harvey, Irma, Jose and the shocks and hazards of place

This blog was originally posted here by Mary Babic at Oxfam America on September 8, 2017. Oxfam worked with the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI) to develop a series of Social…

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Thank You, Senator Alexander, For Key Climate Vote

Last week, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander stood for sound climate and foreign policy as he voted to uphold funding for international climate change dialogue. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 last week…

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How Will Hurricane Irma Impact Coal Ash in her Path?

Last year, Hurricane Matthew spilled coal waste into the Neuse River and burst the dirt embankment of a cooling pond at the H.F. Lee power plant in Goldsboro, NC. As record-breaking Hurricane…