District 4 Candidates on Climate & Energy: Knoxville City Council Election
In this blog series, we share the Knoxville City Council candidates’ positions on clean energy and climate issues in their own words. This blog post contains the 4th District candidates’ responses to…
SACE members speak out against TVA replacing Kingston Coal plant with new fossil gas
We at SACE and our members know the dire consequences of continuing to pour money into fossil fuel infrastructure and the potential polluting impacts on the public’s health and the environment. We…
Knoxville Transit is Electrifying
The City of Knoxville secures a grant for additional electric transit buses, bring the total of electric buses on the way to 18.
Knoxville City Council approves KUB broadband proposal, and electric grid upgrades that come along with it
SACE supports expanding access to broadband for Knoxville citizens in a smart and fair manner. By doing so, KUB can improve the electric grid, address the "Digital Divide," and prioritize equity.
TVA is planning to retire coal plants, what's next?
TVA has begun two plus years-long NEPA processes to retire and replace the Cumberland and Kingston coal plants. Here's an update on happenings and opportunities to get involved as of July 2021.
With Byhalia Pipeline In The Rear View, Memphis Can Focus On A Clean Energy Future
Memphis area residents have successfully defeated the Byhalia oil pipeline project, which was officially canceled by its developers on July 2.
Knoxville Water and Energy for All Unveils Research Findings and Launches Campaign for More Affordable Utilities from KUB
Research shows nearly a quarter of Knoxville households are utility burdened, meaning they pay more than 10% of their income on KUB bills, including 40% of Black households. Coalition forms to call…
One year later: what's changed since the ACT on KUB coalition formed
This blog post was written by Brady Watson, former Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. One year ago this month, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), along…
SACE members speak up to tell TVA: No new fossil gas!
SACE members and residents across TVA’s service territory are submitting comments through June 10 encouraging TVA to remember its core mission and embrace low-cost, clean energy options such as energy efficiency, solar,…
Climate action in Knoxville: Mayor’s Climate Council and City budget
This week, the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council held its penultimate meeting to discuss an updated City Sustainability work plan, and Knoxville City Council passed the City budget with climate provisions.