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Two is Better Than One: SC Public Service Commissioners Support Efficiency for the Holidays

The South Carolina Public Service Commission affirmed its support for energy efficiency twice during the holiday season! First by approving South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G)'s financial incentive and energy efficiency programs,…

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Georgia Power Solar Tariff Withdrawn

Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) took another step towards using solar power to reform the state's largest monopoly electric utility, Georgia Power. SACE applauds the PSC decision to approve a settlement…

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Solar MythBusters #1: Clouds blocking solar in the Sunshine State?

SACE staff member Charlie Coggeshall contributed to this post. This is the first in a series of blogs on solar myths; stay tuned for future MythBuster posts in the coming months! Orlando…

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Alabama Power distracts from real issues at informal hearing

On December 10, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) conducted an “informal public hearing” regarding Alabama Power’s capital expenditures for environmental compliance. The three-and-a-half hour hearing effectively demonstrated Alabama’s systemic failure to…

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Appalachian Voices Launches Energy Savings Action Center

Our Southeastern friends at Appalachian Voices recently launched a new website, the Energy Savings Action Center. We are excited about it because residents in eight southeastern states who want to save money…

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USDA announces energy efficiency loan funding for cooperatives

SACE is excited to announce that yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its final rule on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program.  The USDA anticipates that, under the Rural…

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Georgia Power Lights the Way with Discounted LEDs

Last month, Georgia Power began offering discounted LEDs (light emitting diodes) at Home Depot, while supplies last. The program is quite simple - all you have to do is stop by Home…

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Southeastern States Headed Up, But Still Have Room to Grow with Energy Efficiency

Yesterday, the  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy released its seventh annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual report ranks states on their policy and program efforts, and provides recommendations for ways in…

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Duke Energy's New Energy Savings Incentive Benefits Consumers and Cuts Energy Waste

Yesterday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Duke Energy's new energy efficiency financial incentive. With the order, Duke Energy will shift away from the Modified Save-A-Watt pilot that was approved in 2009,…

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Southeast Coal Roundup - Duke and Other Southeast Utilities

Across our region, utilities are announcing idling or retirement of their older, uncontrolled coal units and embracing futures with less coal and more renewables in their long term generation planning.  First we…