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TN NAACP College & Youth Division: Preparing for Climate Change

SACE's Sandra Upchurch reports back from the 15th Annual NAACP-TN Race Relation/Advocacy Summit in Jackson, TN, where young leaders are developing their consciousness of environmental and climate justice.

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Putting a Face on Energy Burden: Nashvillians Deserve Answers for High Bills

This posting, which is part of SACE's series 'Putting a Face on Energy Burden,' tells the story of Annie Pearl Patton, a Nashville resident suffering high energy burden outside of her control.

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KUB: Time to put the PUBLIC back in public power

It's time to hold KUB accountable for serving us, the customers, with transparency, accountability, and affordability like the public power company it's supposed to be.

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Here’s What Customers Say About Duke’s Fee Increase That Takes Away Customer Control

This is the third of a multi-part blog series highlighting comments from South Carolina Duke Energy customers about how Duke's proposed fee hike would impact them and why they are opposed. The comments today focus on customers for whom the proposed fee hike would take away their ability to control their bills. Tune into part 1 of this series to hear from customers, especially single-income families and seniors, who just don't have the income to absorb the fee hike, and part 2 to hear from customers calling for more corporate accountability from Duke Energy.

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Here’s What Customers Say About Duke’s Fee Increase & Corporate Accountability

This is the second of a multi-part blog series highlighting comments from South Carolina Duke Energy customers about how Duke's proposed fee hike would impact them and why they are opposed. The comments today focus on customers calling for more corporate accountability from Duke Energy.  Tune into part 1 of this series to hear from customers, especially single-income families and seniors, who just don't have the income to absorb the fee hike, and part 3 to hear from customers about how the proposed fee hike would take away their ability to control their bills.

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Here's What Customers Say About Duke's Unaffordable Fee Increase

This is the first of a multi-part blog series highlighting comments from South Carolina Duke Energy customers about how Duke's proposed fee hike would impact them and why they are opposed. The comments today focus on customers, especially single-income families and seniors, who just don't have the income to absorb the fee hike, which disproportionately impacts low-usage customers. Tune into part 2 of this series to hear from customers calling for more corporate accountability from Duke and part 3 to hear from customers about how the proposed fee hike would take away their ability to control their bills.

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KUB Fixed Fee Increases - based on economics or just a feeling?

KUB appears to have set electric rates on feelings rather than economics for years, keeping customers in the dark about how rates align with costs, and has no apparent plans to change. This…

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Showing Up to Demand Energy Equity in Tennessee

SACE staff Sandra Upchurch, Jason Carney, and Michael MacMiller joined our partners in NAACP's Environmental & Climate Justice Committee (ECJ) in Nashville on February 19 for the TN NAACP State Conference’s "Day on…

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My Story as the Only African American Certified to Design Solar PV in Tennessee

As we celebrate Black History Month, SACE is highlighting stories at the crossroads of energy and equity. Through my own work to design and install my own solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on my home, I’ve become very familiar with the challenges in Tennessee. I've also reflected on how current utility policy in Tennessee is unfair and inconsiderate of the poor, low, and limited income customers. Here I share my experience, lessons learned, and hopes for a more equitable system.

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Hey KUB, Do You Hear Your Customers Yet?

KUB customers are paying $19 a month before they even flip on a light switch. In 2010, monthly fixed fees were $6. Since then, fees have tripled! These are some of their stories.