Centuries of burning fossil fuels – such as oil, coal, and natural gas – have released carbon pollution into the atmosphere that is warming the climate, and the impacts of climate change already harm residents of Southeast through human health hazards, economic burdens, and reduced quality of life. Carbon pollution needs to be eliminated quickly or else the climate will continue to warm and cause greater impacts to the Southeast including flooding from sea level rise and heavier storms, long stretches of miserably hot days, and drought and hardships for farmers. Fortunately, we have the solutions already: solar and wind energy are now the least expensive forms of new electricity in the country and opportunity abounds in the Southeast for energy efficiency. Electric vehicles are now cost-competitive with conventional cars and are widely available. The solutions are at hand, but citizens need to keep elected officials and energy companies accountable.

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Memphis City Council adds another layer of protection against future pipelines 

At their November 16 meeting, Memphis City Council members took additional action to protect the city’s residents and drinking water. This latest law, which comes after months of debate and legal wrangling,…

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Rest in Peace, Winter the Dolphin

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) wishes to add our condolences for the loss of Winter the Dolphin who died on November 11, 2021, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in the…

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TVA Board gives away power plant decision-making authority to CEO Jeff Lyash, while also giving him a raise

At the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Board meeting on November 10, Board members voted to delegate decision-making authority around the Kingston and Cumberland coal plants to CEO Jeff Lyash, an outspoken proponent…

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