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Memphians Caught in the Dark

All across Tennessee, low-income families are put in a difficult situation due to high energy burdens. The term “energy burden” refers to the portion of household income spent on energy bills. In Tennessee, some residents are paying as much as 20% of their annual income on their energy bill.

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As expected, TVA utilities respond to the Grid Access Charge with increased fixed fees

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) utilities (known as Local Power Companies or LPCs) are responding to TVA's rate structure change by increasing fixed fees for residential and small commercial customers. This runs contrary…

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Whites Creek High Senior Inspired by Solar

This blog is a guest post by Jalaysia Hagewood, a graduating senior at Whites Creek High School in Nashville, TN. Jalaysia and her classmates are designing and building the Whites Creek Solar…

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MLK 50: Our First Family March in Memphis with NAACP

It is hard to describe what I felt in Memphis, TN on April 4th, 2018. This date marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To start,…

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Is TVA ignoring how a proposed new fee could put vulnerable customers at risk?

SACE has already revealed how TVA’s existing mandatory fees favor industrial customer at the expense of residents. Now, a new policy change could make this problem even worse. TVA is proposing a grid access…

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Guest Blog: Everyday Climate Vulnerability in Places like Memphis

This is a guest blog written by Shelley Poticha with NRDC. To read the original post, click here. Big storms like Harvey in Houston and Katrina in New Orleans garner weeks of…

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How Students in Memphis are Uplifting Their Community...and How You Can Help!

Memphis is ground zero for one of the most important energy issues facing families today - extreme energy burdens. In Memphis, families are spending 3 times the national average on utility bills. Lower-income…

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Honoring Black History Month: Cornelia Crenshaw, Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

This blog was written by Jazzmyn Davenport, who is SACE's Energy Justice Intern and attends Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to take…

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SACE Staffer Makes Powerful Statement on Energy Justice at NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill

Jason Carney, SACE's Clean Energy Program Manager, presented a statement on February 13, 2018 at the Tennessee State Conference NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill. This event provided an opportunity…

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New Solar Choice Coalition Launched in Tennessee

As the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) contemplates structural rate changes that would limit or prevent customer choice and fair access to affordable renewable energy, SACE was proud to join founding members of…