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Green New Deal: an Energy Policy, a Climate Movement, or Both?

UPDATE: On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution (formally known as H.Res 109) to lay out the goals, aspirations, and specifics of the proposed…

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Duke Energy Wants You to Pay More for Using Less Energy

Duke Energy has proposed a bill hike for its South Carolina customers that is unjustified, inequitable, and bad for consumers. A key piece of Duke's proposal is to triple the hidden mandatory monthly…

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No More KU-BS, Freeze the Fees!

Temperatures are falling in East Tennessee, but what Knoxville Utility Board (KUB) customers would really like to “chill” are their monthly electric bills. As the temps have dropped, bills have gone up,…

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Just Energy Academy seeks Georgians interested in Equity Leadership Training

Our friends at the Partnership for Southern Equity are recruiting applicants for the Just Energy Academy. Residents across Georgia are eligible to apply to be a part of the first Just Energy Academy…

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Happy New Year!

What are our motivations, year after year, to do what we do? The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy family reflects and looks forward to a clean energy future in 2019.

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Putting a Face on Energy Burden in Memphis

MEMPHIS: THE HOME OF ENERGY BURDEN Last Week, Old Man Winter rolled into the home of the blues. He brought in cold arctic air, dramatically dropping temperatures, and rising power bills, especially…

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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,…