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SACE Staffer Makes Powerful Statement on Energy Justice at NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill

Jason Carney, SACE's Clean Energy Program Manager, presented a statement on February 13, 2018 at the Tennessee State Conference NAACP's 17th Annual Legislative Day on the Hill. This event provided an opportunity…

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TVA's Extravagant Executive Toys at Your Expense

Just when you thought the excessive executive compensation was bad, it appears that the Tennessee Valley Authority's CEO Bill Johnson, already the highest paid federal employee in the entire country taking home…

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Is the Florida Public Service Commission reconsidering energy efficiency?

Yesterday, Tampa Electric received a well-deserved vote of approval for its program to convert 100% of its street and outdoor lighting to efficient LED fixtures. The Florida Public Service Commission took its first…

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Why has TVA encouraged its local power companies to raise mandatory fees for its customers?

Over the past seven years, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved an average 50% increase in mandatory fees charged by its local power companies. But if you're a residential customer on…

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Tampa Electric lights the way to energy efficiency

Tampa Electric appears to be the second investor-owned utility in the country to proceed with a plan to convert 100% of its street lights to efficient LED fixtures. Nearly every street lighting…

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How are TVA's customers reacting to TVA's new electric bills?

Two days ago, SACE released a report by Synapse Energy Economics detailing evidence that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) changed its electricity prices to favor industrial customers to the tune of $1.4…

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Who has been getting $1.4 billion in rate cuts from TVA?

Beginning in 2011, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the largest government-owned utility in the country, began cutting cutting rates for industrial customers. This wasn't publicly discussed by TVA except as part of a…

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Duke Energy Carolinas wants to charge you $18 each month before you even flip a switch!

  In what feels like the repeating plot line from the movie Groundhog Day, North Carolina's biggest utility is headed back to regulators at the North Carolina Utility Commission asking to hike…

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Statement to KUB: We Deserve a Clean Bill, Reduce These Fixed Fees

Today, I had the opportunity to speak before the KUB Commission (link to Facebook Live at KUB headquarters), sharing my thoughts on a very important issue we are facing - fixed, mandatory charges…

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Staff Update: SACE fighting rate hikes and hidden charges at KUB!

SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith is at the KUB board meeting in Knoxville to fight rate hikes and hidden charges!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC92hhxlJzg