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

While utility executives are trying to scare people with claims that "climate and energy policy is a conspiracy of the Northeast and the West Coast to drive the cost of electric power…

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Southeast looks to Congress for strong building efficiency codes

As the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) makes it way through Congress, SACE has expressed some important concerns, notably the weak energy resource standards and allowance give-aways. But there is…

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Carolinas moving forward on energy efficiency

With less fanfare than you might expect, state governments and utilities in the Carolinas have moved forward on energy efficiency. In total, we estimate that these programs could reduce electricity demand by…

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Efficiency the size of a power plant (Duke Save-a-Watt resolved!)

Today we announced an agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas (pdf here) to dramatically increase the size of the "Save-a-Watt" energy efficiency program, while at the same time adding features to ensure that…

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Waxman-Markey Zeroes Renewable Energy Standard, Drops Efficiency Sharply

Our organization and other advocates are becoming increasingly concerned about the House Waxman-Markey energy and climate bill and its companion in the Senate for a host of reasons. Among the most dramatic…

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TVA, Southeast Score Largest Exemptions from House RES

Some bloggers are anxious about the renewable electricity portfolio standard in the latest version of the Waxman-Markey energy bill. Jim DiPeso writes, "The renewable portfolio standard as currently written may be worse…

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Possible Corruption at the Helm of Proposed Georgia Coal-fired Power Plant

August 17, 2009 Quick Update: Marietta Daily Journal runs an Editorial entitled 'Throw the Rascals Out' in the Around Town section. Read Now. ***************************** A Police Raid of Executive Homes Yield Charges…

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TVA distributors looking to expand into owning generation facilities

The debate over building new generation in the Tennessee Valley could take a significant turn with the passage of legislation currently being considered in the Tennessee legislature. This legislation would give the…

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Sen. Alexander's doctored photo distorts the truth

Senator Alexander opened the TVA Congressional Caucus forum on renewable energy last week with a doctored photo criticizing wind energy....