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Meeting power needs with less coal in Georgia

Ulla Reeves, SACE's Regional Program Director, contributed to and edited this blog. On January 7, Georgia Power Co. announced that it would shutter 15 generating units – about 2,000 megawatts (MW) or…

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Solar in 2012 and an Outlook for 2013

There were good, bad, and ugly things happening in the solar industry in 2012, and though more of the same can be expected in 2013, it may end up being the year…

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The Georgia Power Solar Play

SACE applauds Georgia Power Company (GPC) for developing new opportunities to support the state’s solar industry and for demonstrating cost competitiveness of solar technology in a part of the country that boasts…

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Geauxing Solar in South Louisiana

My family and I moved to Lafayette, Louisiana a little over a year ago. We were pleasantly surprised to find out Louisiana has some of the best solar incentives in the country,…

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Can We Reinvent Fire in the Southeast?

Here at SACE, we have been investigating new clean energy ideas that we can build on. These efforts have lead us to Rocky Mountain Institute's most recent publication, Reinventing Fire: Bold Business…

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Putting the Sun in Sundries: Leading retailers shaming solar-shy southeast

Some of America's best-known retailers are looking bright when it comes to solar energy. And showing that low costs and high growth go hand-in-hand with solar. Leading the pack in solar energy…

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To Avoid Price Shocks, We Must Meet Energy Needs

This guest post, written by SACE consultant Susan Glickman, originally appeared in the Sunshine State News, 22-Aug-12. Read the post and view the comments here. The energy challenges of the 21st century demand…

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U.S. Renewable Electricity Future Is Within Reach

This guest post was originally written by Steve Clemmer and featured on The Equation, a blog on independent science and practical solutions, published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). We are…

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Down Four Cars or So: 2011 Carbon Footprint for SACE

Due to the move and the construction done to our new Knoxville office, it took a bit longer this year to calculate SACE's carbon footprint than it did last year. However, I…

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Florida Stimulus Success The Untold Story of Energy Savings and Economic Development

In July of 2012, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), led by Commissioner Adam Putnam, issued an audit of energy initiatives including those funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment…