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Duke Energy Wants You to Pay More for Using Less Energy

Duke Energy has proposed a bill hike for its South Carolina customers that is unjustified, inequitable, and bad for consumers. A key piece of Duke's proposal is to triple the hidden mandatory monthly…

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SCE&G at the Crossroads for Energy Efficiency

What might have happened if SCE&G and South Carolina's political leadership had invested in energy efficiency, rather than the V.C. Summer nuclear plant? Will they now heed the lesson and embrace efficiency, the proven least-cost energy resource?

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Solar Rebates "Sell Out" In Record Time

You snooze; you lose. Only the North Carolina residents who submitted applications on the first two days will receive funds under Duke Energy's 2019 Solar Rebate Program. Others will go on a waiting list for next year -- when they may go even faster.

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TVA Magically Cuts Small Modular Reactor Costs in Half in Four Years Despite No Installations

TVA has found the magic beans! In just four short years, TVA has somehow cut the cost of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), an unproven nuclear generation technology, approximately in half. Why isn’t…

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Putting a Face on Energy Burden in Memphis

MEMPHIS: THE HOME OF ENERGY BURDEN Last Week, Old Man Winter rolled into the home of the blues. He brought in cold arctic air, dramatically dropping temperatures, and rising power bills, especially…

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How Does YOUR Utility Stack Up when it comes to Energy Efficiency?

SACE is pleased to release our 2018 energy efficiency report. In 2017, utility-administered efficiency programs in the Southeast eliminated 2,375 GWh of energy waste, cut CO2 emissions by over 1 million tons, and achieved 11,206 MW of peak energy-saving capacity. Duke Energy is the 2017 regional leader, responsible for over half of those savings (1,260 GWh).

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Memphians Caught in the Dark

All across Tennessee, low-income families are put in a difficult situation due to high energy burdens. The term “energy burden” refers to the portion of household income spent on energy bills. In Tennessee, some residents are paying as much as 20% of their annual income on their energy bill.

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Are you a KUB customer? Get informed about your raising electric bill!

Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is hitting their customers hard with some of the highest fixed fees of a municipal utility in the TVA service territory. KUB approved a $1.50 basic customer charge…

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A Series of Unfortunate Events for Plant Vogtle - last new nuclear project in turmoil

The last new nuclear power project remaining in the U.S., the expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia, is in turmoil. In August, Southern Company announced that the already budget-busting project had a…

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Let Me See the Fee - Electric Bill Transparency

What do you see on your monthly electric bill? More importantly, what don’t you see? If you live in the Tennessee Valley and get your power from TVA, your bills have probably…