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Time flies when you are having fun: a year in review from an energy advocate

It's been a whirlwind of a year since I accepted the position as SACE's  Tennessee Valley Energy Policy Associate here in Knoxville.  So much has happened, both good and bad, that it…

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UPDATE: NC Senate Refers Wind Energy Ban Back to Committee

Updated July 17th, 2009: A welcome victory on the Senate floor occurred on Wednesday when Senator Goss submitted an amendment that would reinstate language into SB 1068 allowing for utility-scale wind turbines…

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Declaring your energy independence

This 4th of July, celebrate the anniversary of our country's independence with more than a cookout and sparklers. This Independence Day weekend, declare your independence from our fossil fuel past and take…

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Are you louder than 63 lobbyists?

In the weeks leading up to the House vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), we learned that opponents to the bill spent $79 million on efforts to weaken/defeat…

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House passes historic clean energy legislation

Today the House of Representatives took advantage of an historic opportunity to open the valve on clean energy jobs and economic opportunities, save consumers money and establish a legal limit on global…

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Shhh! The climate bill will reduce electricity bills. (They won't believe it.)

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Picturing our (Clean Energy) Future

Right now the House of Representatives is debating energy legislation that (for the first time ever) will include global-warming reduction measures, and votes are expected later today. From newspaper ads to television…

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Hit the Streets: Take Part in a National Day of Climate Action

Later this month, the United States House of Representatives may pass the first clean energy and climate bill in its history. But the US doesn't need just any bill: we need a…

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Obama administration releases national climate report

It is widely recognized that human activity is causing dramatic changes to our climate, and today the Obama Administration released a new comprehensive assessment of our nation’s vulnerability to climate change. Experts…

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Coal is a Dirty Business: PBS Special on Coal in Ga.

The News Hour with Jim Lehrer recently aired a segment that touched on the grave consequences associated with Georgia’s addiction to coal.  Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Executive Director, Stephen Smith, is…