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Alabama Getaway: State rejects over $540,000 in federal efficiency funding because of utility and commission

This blog was written by Jimmy Green and Natalie Mims Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway. Only way to please me Turn around and leave and walk away. And that's just what…

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Duke Energy Merger: Big Changes for Energy Efficiency in the Carolinas

Last week, I wrote about the implications of the Duke-Progress merger on Florida energy efficiency programs. And while Duke's programs in the Carolinas are better than in Florida, they are by no means…

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Duke Energy Merger: Big Changes for Energy Efficiency in Florida

Several weeks ago, I wrote about how the struggle for the future of utilities is reflected in the continuing drama of the Duke - Progress utility merger. I wrote on the occasion…

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Duke Energy Merger: Glimpsing a Nuclear Future for Florida

Several weeks ago, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's John D. Wilson wrote about the continuing drama of the Duke - Progress utility merger that reflects an ongoing struggle for the future of utilities.…

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How Cheap Is Coal?

Remember when coal was king? Just a few years ago the consensus was that coal was cheap and abundant and would remain that way for the foreseeable future. Today, though, coal prices…

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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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How Not to Set Electricity Rates

Clare McGuire, former attorney for the Georgia Public Service commission and Georgia Watch, contributed to this post. Electricity rate setting is a hornet's nest full of accounting, policy-making and politics. People love…

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Energy Efficiency: The New Energy Superhero of the Southeast

SACE recently finished its review of 2011 energy efficiency impacts for the major utilities in Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Tennessee. We are proud to announce that all major utilities are now offering…

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Duke Leadership Hearing Veers Into Substance

Much of yesterday's utility commission hearing seemed to focus on the personal story of Bill Johnson and his experience during the Duke - Progress merger. The dramatic testimony was likened by one…

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The Devil We Know: Visionary Jim Rogers Meets Southeastern Skepticism

In his book The Climate War, Eric Pooley described Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers as a "silver-tongued devil."  Today, we may find out if former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson agrees. After…