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What your electric utility bill is NOT telling you

A fascinating new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy takes a look at what's on the bills that electric utilities send to their customers. OK, you have got to…

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Duke Energy leads Southeastern utilities in avoiding taxes

According to a new study from Citizens for Tax Justice, Duke Energy led five other Southeastern utilities in avoiding federal corporate income taxes. Compared to the statutory 35% corporate tax rate, Southeastern…

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Progress making progress with low-income energy efficiency program

This blog was written by SACE intern Jeannie McKinney and Natalie Mims. Finding best practices in utility-led energy efficiency programs usually means looking beyond our region. Sadly, most of the leading programs…

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Driving energy efficiency too slow

Just a brief update for those who are interested in why Florida is moving so slowly on energy efficiency. As recently noted by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, "regulators…

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Citizens take charge of their health, test for toxic mercury

This blog was written by Eriqah Foreman Williams with input from Amelia Shenstone. On Saturday October 15, free burgers, beautiful weather, and a high school marching band drew Covington, GA residents to…

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Georgia Power and Efficiency - Not Out of the Bottom Yet

This blog was written by SACE intern Jeannie McKinney and Natalie Mims. According to their second quarter report for 2011,*Georgia Power Company (GPC) has only accomplished 9 percent of their annual energy…

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FERC: EPA Rules Will Not Disrupt US Electric Reliability

Congressional supporters of dirty coal are running out of options. The coal-power industry is under pressure to finally clean up its act and efforts to argue that coal power is clean are…

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Energy Efficiency in Mississippi

On August 4, the Mississippi Public Service Commission took a huge step forward in supporting energy efficiency by issuing an order proposing energy efficiency programs and standards. Prior to this order, the…

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Is Congress trying to dim our energy future?

"One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat." - Woodrow Wilson The past couple of weeks have seen heat grip the nation's…

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Florida PSC should look to North Carolina

North Carolina is increasing energy efficiency, cutting waste I'm a native Floridian and as long as I can remember, there's always been a special relationship between Florida and North Carolina, especially in…