Amy Rawe

Communications Director

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Amy joined SACE as Communications Manager in May 2020. Amy coordinates earned media responses and collaborates with SACE’s communications, policy, and program teams to create engaging messaging for the press, the public, and the organization’s members. 

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Amy’s career has spanned leadership roles in 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 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


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?…

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Duke Energy Efficiency Programs Approved to Help Low-income Households Reduce Energy Bills

This week, the Florida Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to approve modifications to Duke Energy Florida’s energy efficiency programs. The proposed program expansions were the result of a July 2021 settlement between…


Broad Coalition Forms “Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative (SETRI)” To Accelerate EV Market Expansion

A broad coalition of organizations from the business, education, government, and non-profit sectors has launched the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative (SETRI). SETRI has been designed to address one of the region’s…


Revised Duke Energy Plan Boosts Renewable Energy, But Also Fossil-fuel Use 

COLUMBIA, S.C,  — After pressure from the public and an order from state regulators, Duke Energy has proposed long-term plans that retire polluting coal earlier and add more renewable energy, but at…