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Too little, too late? Congress may fail to move from oil spill to a robust energy bill

After decades of scientific data gathering, years of growing public and business support and more than three months of an unmitigated environmental catastrophe, it is reasonable to expect that citizens and leaders…

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Clean Energy Gulf Challenge Winner

Oceana's Vision 2020 is the winner of SACE's Clean Energy Gulf Challenge Today, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy announced the winner of its Clean Energy Gulf Challenge:  Oceana's Vision 2020. It is the best…

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EPA Proposes New Air Quality Rules

Electric Generating Units, particularly coal plants, are the leading source of SO2 and NOx Just as summer is hitting an epic peak of blistering hot temperatures and contributing to terrible air quality…

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Realizing Success with Efficiency in Georgia

This blogpost was co-authored by Marcus Strong, energy policy intern for SACE in the summer of 2010. Often in politics, we don't immediately see the effects of actions, whether it's a decision…

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Clean Energy Gulf Challenge FINALIST Webinar Series begins today July 6th - 8th

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's (SACE) "Clean Energy Gulf Challenge" Finalist Webinar Series begins today.  SACE, along with a panel of expert reviewers, have chosen three Clean Energy Gulf Challenge finalists…

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Hands Across the Sand United for Clean Energy

This blog post was co-authored by Toni Reale and Jennifer Rennicks On Saturday, June 26th tens of thousands of people gathered at more than 900 locations in 39 countries to be part…

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The Saddest Thing: First-hand Encounter of Oil on Florida and Alabama Beaches

On Monday, June 28, I walked the once pristine beaches of Perdido Key, Florida and was sickened by what I saw. Until recently, these beaches were arguably the whitest sugar-sand beaches in…

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Dams in the desert, windmills in the doldrums, biopower in the Berkshires

Two weeks ago, the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences released a report “Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy.”  I'd been looking forward to reading the study, based on the caliber of authors and…

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Join Hands Across the Sand this Saturday

On summer weekends visitors and residents alike head to beaches across our region to surf, fish, swim and play. One hard reality of the still-ongoing Gulf oil disaster is that at least…

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Oil Companies stop at nothing, Judge Overturns Drilling Moratorium

On May 27th, with oil still gushing into the Gulf from the tragic BP disaster, President Obama finally flexed his executive authority to put a temporary halt on risky offshore drilling.  The…