Amy Rawe

Communications Director

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Amy is SACE’s Communications Director. She joined SACE in May 2020 and coordinates with the communications, policy, and program teams to most effectively convey SACE’s mission to the public, the organization’s members, media, policy leaders, and stakeholders. 

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Amy’s career has spanned leadership roles in nonprofit communications, public relations, marketing, and journalism. Prior to joining SACE, Amy was a strategist and senior copywriter with a digital marketing firm, spent several years as a Communications Director with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and worked in traditional media as both a reporter and editor. 

Having lived in the Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, and now the Southeast, she also traveled extensively through South Pacific and Southeast Asian countries and spent time in Europe and Brazil. Her experiences have shaped her dedication to foster a national and global understanding of environmental stewardship. 

Today, Amy’s passion for promoting clean energy solutions and environmental advocacy is most deeply rooted in her desire to create a healthier, more sustainable climate for her young daughter’s generation and those to come. 

Amy's Recent Posts


Earth Month Reflections on the Urgency of the Climate Crisis

No more snooze buttons: The time to act is now and the future we envision is possible.


Utility Shut-Offs, Summer Heat, and COVID-19: A Dangerous Trifecta in the Southeast

In the South, summer is synonymous with intense, sweltering heat. Now, in arguably the hottest part of the summer, and with no end in sight to the global health pandemic, low- and…


Why Now is the Time to ACT on KUB

We all can relate to the feeling of dread when we receive our latest utility bill and wonder, “Is this right? Am I actually using this much electricity, or water, or gas?…

News & Resources


Duke Energy Rate Case Settlement Reduces Customer Bill Increases, Expands Funding for Energy Efficiency

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A settlement agreed upon by all parties was filed on January 12 in Duke Energy’s rate case with the South Carolina Public Service Commission. The Southern Environmental Law Center…


TVA's Cumberland Fossil Gas Plans Run Afoul of Nation's Decarbonization Goals 

KNOXVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made a final decision to retire the Cumberland Fossil Plant northwest of Nashville and replace it with a new 1,450-megawatt fossil gas plant and…


North Carolina Carbon Plan risks missing carbon reduction goal and continues reliance on dirty fossil fuel

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Clean energy groups, including SACE, involved in the North Carolina Utilities Commission proceeding to develop a state plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon emissions from electricity generation – known as…