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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…

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Proposed Law Would Double Amount of Solar Power Sold in NC by 2018

A bill introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly, aptly titled the Solar Jobs Bill, would require utilities to double the amount of solar power sold to customers in North Carolina by…

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Cheers for Duke Energy and Progress Energy

People in the Southeast do want energy efficiency! We had no doubts, but it is great to see strong participation in the first full year of new efficiency programs offered by Progress…

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SACE 2010 Carbon Footprint Results

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy recently underwent a short stint of navel gazing by calculating its annual carbon footprint for the second time, and we took appropriate action to attain carbon neutral…

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Florida lawmaker warns North Carolina against controversial power plant financing plan

This blog was originally posted by the Institute for Southern Studies in their online publication: Facing South and was written by Sue Sturgis. New article on this topic from the Raleigh News…

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Energy efficiency shining in the Southeast

The  long darkness is over! OK, that's a bit melodramatic but ... after many years of very little access to energy efficiency programs, Southeastern households and businesses are finding that their utilities…

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Who has the Power? You Do! Take this Quiz

There are persistent myths in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. One such myth - promoted by the coal industry and their utility friends - is that the Southeast doesn't…

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TVA Ahead of the Pack in Pollution and Pollution Reduction

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a January 6, 2011 release that uses a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to highlight TVA's successful reductions of dangerous air pollutants. The fact…