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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

Update on March 29, 2019: After the blog post below was published and following overwhelming opposition to the proposed fee hike at public hearings, Duke Energy agreed to partially scale back their…

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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.