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Berkeley Electric Sets Pace on Helping Customers Through Tough Time

Berkeley Electric Cooperative announced on Monday that it will be refunding customer security deposits, as a way to help customers weather the uncertain financial times ahead. Thousands of people in coastal South…

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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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Take Action to Ensure Utilities Suspend Disconnections + Recommended Resources and Reading Roundup While Practicing Social Distancing During COVID-19

Millions of people are facing unprecedented hardship as the COVID-19 coronavirus takes its toll on public health and livelihoods. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has spent decades advocating for smart…

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LIVE: Utilities that Have and Have Not Suspended Disconnects Amid COVID-19

The Energy and Policy Institute is tracking which utilities are suspending disconnections during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as regulators that are mandating suspensions. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is re-posting…

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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…

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Should MLGW Break Free From TVA?

In the coming months, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), which provides electricity to Memphis residents, will be evaluating its long-term plan for obtaining power. MLGW currently purchases wholesale energy from the…

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Hats Off to the Florida Public Service Commission for Approving the Nation's Largest Community Solar Program

The innovative SolarTogether program will bring nearly 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar along with $1.8 billion of investment and an estimated 4,000 solar jobs to Florida over the next two years.

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Duke Energy Carolinas Rate Case Update: Beyond the Coal Ash Issue

Duke Energy Carolinas, in its current rate structures and its proposed rate case, is out of touch with the needs of its residential customers. Technical testimony backs up what many residents have…

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Santee Cooper ownership might change hands: Five things that surprised us in the report

The fate of South Carolina’s state-owned utility Santee Cooper came more into focus last week as a key report detailed several potential future scenarios for the utility. Read on to see how…

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North Carolina and Duke Energy Hold Commanding Lead on Energy Efficiency in the Southeast

Duke Energy and North Carolina continue to lead the Southeast on energy efficiency, accounting for vastly more energy savings than any other utility or state in the region. New state policies and…