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Wind Power: Keeping the Lights On

This blog post was written by Peebles Squires and published at INTO THE WIND, the American Wind Energy Association’s blog. The original post is available here. It’s a new day, and Texas…

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How the Polar Vortex is Fueled by and a Threat to Our Energy Infrastructure

In case you somehow missed it, the majority of the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures today. Parts of the Southeast started at or below zero this morning (not factoring in wind…

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2013: The Year in Review

Seasons greetings from all of us here at SACE!  Before we take some time to enjoy the holiday season, we wanted to pause and celebrate our accomplishments over the last year.  We…

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Two is Better Than One: SC Public Service Commissioners Support Efficiency for the Holidays

The South Carolina Public Service Commission affirmed its support for energy efficiency twice during the holiday season! First by approving South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G)'s financial incentive and energy efficiency programs,…

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Georgia Power Solar Tariff Withdrawn

Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) took another step towards using solar power to reform the state's largest monopoly electric utility, Georgia Power. SACE applauds the PSC decision to approve a settlement…

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Solar MythBusters #1: Clouds blocking solar in the Sunshine State?

SACE staff member Charlie Coggeshall contributed to this post. This is the first in a series of blogs on solar myths; stay tuned for future MythBuster posts in the coming months! Orlando…

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Alabama Power distracts from real issues at informal hearing

On December 10, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) conducted an “informal public hearing” regarding Alabama Power’s capital expenditures for environmental compliance. The three-and-a-half hour hearing effectively demonstrated Alabama’s systemic failure to…

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Appalachian Voices Launches Energy Savings Action Center

Our Southeastern friends at Appalachian Voices recently launched a new website, the Energy Savings Action Center. We are excited about it because residents in eight southeastern states who want to save money…

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USDA announces energy efficiency loan funding for cooperatives

SACE is excited to announce that yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its final rule on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program.  The USDA anticipates that, under the Rural…

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Georgia Power Lights the Way with Discounted LEDs

Last month, Georgia Power began offering discounted LEDs (light emitting diodes) at Home Depot, while supplies last. The program is quite simple - all you have to do is stop by Home…