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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: TVA's stalled decarbonization disadvantages the Tennessee Valley

SACE tracks carbon emissions and planned generation in its annual report entitled "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" to answer the question of whether or not the power sector is decarbonizing at a…

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The lights just flickered in Memphis. What happens next really matters.

Over the last two years, several expert studies have shown that Memphis could save hundreds of millions of dollars each year on its energy costs if the city were to switch to…

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Real numbers within reach, MLGW Board approves RFP process, awaits Memphis City Council vote

Voting “yes” to an RFP opens the door to MLGW and the City of Memphis to break free from TVA and saving customers money, creating local jobs, attracting billions of dollars of…

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What's the latest with SEEM?

It’s been two months since my first blog about SEEM, the soon-to-be-proposed Southeast Energy Exchange Market, so here’s an update on what we know as of mid-September. One of our main criticisms…

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City Council and MLGW have a Triple Play Opportunity for Memphis

This op-ed, co-written by Memphis resident Pearl Eva Walker, who works on the Memphis Has the Power campaign, and SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen A. Smith originally appeared in Commercial Appeal on September 25,…

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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: Duke Energy (Part 2)

SACE tracks carbon emissions and planned generation in its annual report entitled "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" to answer the question of whether or not the power sector is decarbonizing at a…

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Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast: Are we on track? (Part 1)

SACE tracks historical carbon emissions and planned generation in an annual report entitled "Tracking Decarbonization in the Southeast" which answers the question of whether or not the power sector is decarbonizing at…

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Utility Shut-Offs, Summer Heat, and COVID-19: A Dangerous Trifecta in the Southeast

In the South, summer is synonymous with intense, sweltering heat. Now, in arguably the hottest part of the summer, and with no end in sight to the global health pandemic, low- and…

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KUB Freezes the Fees for Five Years To Respond To Grassroots Campaign

After years of advocacy and thousands of customers speaking up through two separate campaigns--the Freeze the Fees campaign and the ‘ACT on KUB’ campaign--the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) Board of Commissioners adopted…

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Memphis' Utility Takes Historic Step Into the 21st Century

Yesterday, Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) staff made a recommendation to its Board of Commissioners to issue a request for proposals to explore new energy supply sources as an alternative to…