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V.C. Summer and Dominion: How to Save Customers Money and Protect the Environment

South Carolina’s energy regulator--the Public Service Commission (PSC)--will be hearing a very important case in November to decide the future of the abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear project and SCE&G’s proposed merger with…

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A mystery: Peaking power plants using more natural gas than ever in the Southeast

In 2016, there was an unusual spike in the operation of natural gas combustion turbine plants at several Southeastern utilities. At just 14 plants, fuel expenses increased by $210 million compared to…

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UCS “Dwindling Role for Coal” Report: Wind and Solar Could Help Replace Coal in the Southeast

A recording of our October 24, 2017 webinar with UCS report authors is posted here. The past decade or so has seen a dramatic shift away from coal for producing electricity in…

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Green Spirit Awards: Two leading sources of dehydration team up to save water! (HINT: One's beer.)

This is the fifth post in our Green Spirit Awards monthly blog series, highlighting breweries, wineries and distilleries in the Southeast using clean energy to create tasty, sustainable beverages. You can read…

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9 Ways to #loveCleanEnergy on Valentines Day

It's that time of year again, love is in the air! Along with some snow flurries or rain, depending on where you live... In the spirit of the valentines holiday, we are…

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Putting the “modern” in Duke Energy’s modernization plan

This is a guest blog Joan Walker, MountainTrue Campaign Director/Interim Director of Southern Region.   On January 26, in Asheville, our communities will have their only chance to speak on Duke Energy’s…

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Scary Stuff Blocking Solar in the Sunshine State

I am constantly amazed at how low Florida’s monopoly utilities are willing to go to protect their right to pollute and keep their captive customers.  Frankly, it’s scary and that seems very…

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Is Your State Betting Too Much on Natural Gas for Electricity? A New UCS Analysis Takes a Look

This is a guest post written by Union of Concerned Scientist's staffer John Rogers. The original post can be found here. To read press releases specific to Alabama, Georgia and Florida, visit the SACE news…

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Natural Gas Leaks Echo Decade-Old Finding

Reviewing the media coverage of EPA's proposed natural gas emission standard rule in September, I was struck by some findings that echoed research from a decade ago. It seems that emissions of…

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Washington takes action to stop leaks - of natural gas

Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to control methane leaks from oil and gas facilities. This action follows a multi-year effort to better understand how methane was being…