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TVA Undermines Distributed Solar and Disregards Its Own Stakeholder Process

Over the past year and a half, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) worked with stakeholders to study the value of rooftop solar systems. On October 20, TVA published the result, "Distributed Generation…

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Green your holiday shopping list and support SACE with Chari-tees

With Halloween in the rear-view mirror and Thanksgiving approaching fast, many of us are starting to think about holiday gift lists. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is excited to announce that…

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Guest Post: Why We Support the ITC Extension and Why You Should Too

In this Guest Post, Yuri Horwitz challenges the solar industry: “A question for each of us is whether the future is crafted for us, or whether we craft that future.” Yuri Horwitz is…

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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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Halloween Costume Guide: The Tricks and Treats of Fighting for Clean Energy

This blog was written by Alissa Jean Schafer and Sarah Gilliam, with creative contributions from Angela Garrone and Sara Barczak. Here at SACE, we work very hard to move the Southeast towards clean energy…

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Florida’s Highest Court Approves Solar Choice

This week marks an important milestone for solar policy in the Southeast, specifically Florida. Florida’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the language proposed by the Floridians for Solar Choice ballot initiative…

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Santee Cooper Proposes to Shut Down Solar – Before It Can Even Get Started

On October 16, the Santee Cooper Board of Directors will meet to hear final comments on its proposed 3-year rate increases, including a new rate schedule for solar customers that will be…

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How Do I Go Solar?

This is a guest post by John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists. John has expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and policies, and he co-manages…

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5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating on Their Solar-Producing Customers

This is a guest post by John Farrell, who is the Director of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and widely known as the guru of distributed energy. The original…

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Solar Petition Shines in Oral Argument at Court

Solar advocates likely came one step closer yesterday to allowing third party retail solar sales in Florida. The Floridians for Solar Choice (FSC) legal team went before the Florida Supreme Court to…