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KUB Fixed Fee Increases - based on economics or just a feeling?

KUB appears to have set electric rates on feelings rather than economics for years, keeping customers in the dark about how rates align with costs, and has no apparent plans to change. This…

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Showing Up to Demand Energy Equity in Tennessee

This blog was written by Sandra Upchurch, former Energy Justice Manager at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Florida Power & Light Drags State to Bottom of Efficiency Rankings

FPL's resistance to utility energy efficiency isolates the company from their corporate peers and dragged Florida down to the bottom of state rankings.

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Does Georgia Power Plan to Increase Its Financially Successful Energy Efficiency Programs?

Georgia Power reported a whopping 6-to-1 savings ratio for every dollar spent on energy efficiency, but the company trails far behind regional leaders and the national average on the relative size and…

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North Carolina and Duke Energy Far Ahead of Southeast in Energy Efficiency

North Carolina is the only Southeastern state to surpass the national average for utility annual efficiency savings and Duke Energy Carolinas finally cleared the 1% energy savings mark.  

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Duke Energy Wants You to Pay More for Using Less Energy

Update on March 29, 2019: After the blog post below was published and following overwhelming opposition to the proposed fee hike at public hearings, Duke Energy agreed to partially scale back their…

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SCE&G at the Crossroads for Energy Efficiency

What might have happened if SCE&G and South Carolina's political leadership had invested in energy efficiency, rather than the V.C. Summer nuclear plant? Will they now heed the lesson and embrace efficiency,…

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Solar Rebates "Sell Out" In Record Time

You snooze; you lose. Only the North Carolina residents who submitted applications on the first two days will receive funds under Duke Energy's 2019 Solar Rebate Program. Others will go on a…

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TVA Magically Cuts Small Modular Reactor Costs in Half in Four Years Despite No Installations

TVA has found the magic beans! In just four short years, TVA has somehow cut the cost of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), an unproven nuclear generation technology, approximately in half. Why isn’t…

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Putting a Face on Energy Burden in Memphis

This blog was written by Sandra Upchurch, former Energy Justice Manager at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.