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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Lauren Rider

This is the second 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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Knoxville City Council on Climate and Energy: Seema Singh

This is the first 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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City of Knoxville Takes Step to Realizing Carbon Reduction Goals

Last Tuesday, April 28th, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) hosted a webinar where SACE's Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, and the City of Knoxville’s Sustainability Director, Brian Blackmon, updated…

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Former TVA Chair, David Freeman, Joins Clean Energy Organization as Senior Energy Advisor

Energy industry leader and former TVA Chairman, S. David Freeman has joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as a Senior Energy Advisor. Freeman and SACE Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Smith will…

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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%

Update: Since this blog was published TVA adjusted the rules of its Flexibility Program to multiply solar capacity by a factor of 0.4 so that LPCs can generate up to 3% of…

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Memphis: The Time is Right to Do What is Right and Take Action

This is written by Pearl Eva Walker, Memphis resident who works on the Memphis Has the Power campaign. Read the Memphis Energy Town Hall recap. The past month we have all understandably…

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Stories from the Renew Tennessee Campaign

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy started the Renew Tennessee campaign back in 2018 with goals of lowering utility bills for Tennesseans most in need, increasing access to clean, renewable energy, and…

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Just How Unaffordable Is Energy in Memphis?

Memphis has the most unaffordable energy of any major metro area in the nation.  You may have heard about the energy affordability crisis in Memphis. Perhaps the most authoritative resource on energy…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How KUB’s New Contract Sells Its Customers Short

The ink is drying on two major contracts Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) entered in with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on Thursday:  A multi-decade contract for KUB to purchase power from TVA (page…