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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Amelia Parker

This is the third in a series of blog posts by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) where we conducted interviews with Knoxville City Councilmembers about climate and energy issues impacting…

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Knoxville Mayor's Climate Council Holds First Meeting

On Tuesday, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon's newly formed Climate Council convened for the first time in what will be a months-long process to develop a plan to help the city meet its…

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OUC's Proposed Energy Efficiency Program Abandons Low-Income Customers

OUC's low income program is projected to reach less than 1% of eligible customers. Energy savings for Orlando's families must be part of the City's clean energy plan.

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TVA Bait and Switch: Says local utilities can self-generate 5% of energy, then offers program that only allows 1-2%

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has locked most of its local utility customers into long-term, one-sided contracts with few offerings of interest to utility customers: among these are a small rate rebate…

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On the 50th Earth Day: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Can Help Heal our Earth and Protect Society Moving into the Future

This month, as we continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, we also must raise our eyes to the horizon and reflect on lessons learned and future challenges.

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All-Source Procurement: Allowing Renewables to Compete in Utility Planning

Why are utility executives surprised by all-source procurement outcomes? And, more importantly, how can other utilities replicate these results? A new paper explores the application of all-source procurement for vertically integrated utilities…

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"An Ounce of Prevention" Can Save Lives and Money

Trusting good science, taking strong action, and getting out in front of a problem is critical to avoiding catastrophe – for both the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis awaiting us down the…

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Honoring Kristin Jacobs: A Climate Champion

As a long-time Broward County Commissioner and more recently a state representative, Kristin took on complex regulatory and policy matters. She leaves a long legacy of environmental stewardship – initiating the ground-breaking…

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Rolling Back Clean Car Standards Will Cost Consumers, Cut Jobs, Increase Pollution, and Thwart Climate Progress

In the midst of a global pandemic, the Trump Administration has rolled back clean car standards designed to save consumers money, inc, reduce transportation pollution, and spur innovative climate solutions. While our…

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Analysis: Overall Southeast Utilities Have More Summer Peak Hours, Some Are “Winter Peaking”

Overall electric demand is flat in the Southeast, but what is happening with peak demand? Does your favorite utility peak in the winter or summer? What difference does it make? Find out…