Amy Vaden

Development & Content Manager

Amy Vaden joined SACE as Development & Content Manager in October 2018. She works with SACE’s expert programmatic staff to translate often technical subject matter into compelling prose for readers across a wide spectrum. Amy is responsible for crafting and editing grant proposals and reports, and she works to ensure the steady flow of interesting and diverse material for our readers on In this position Amy’s goal is to write compelling content to illustrate all of the ways that energy policy really affects us every day in our communities and worldwide.


Amy is a native Southerner from Alabama, and is a proud alum of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where she graduated in the inaugural year of the school’s Environmental Studies department. After receiving a Master of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School, she moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, dog, and chickens. In her free time she volunteers for Asheville Meals on Wheels, serves on the board of directors for the Asheville Museum of Science, and loves traveling and exploring new places, faraway and close to home, especially during family hikes & camping trips in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains.

Amy's Recent Posts


A 'Just Transition' for Coal Country

As we celebrate progress in the right direction in terms of reducing climate pollution, we also recognize that many local economies have been historically dependent on jobs in the fossil fuel industry.…


US Corporations Driving Up Demand for Renewable Energy

In 2018, corporations broke records with global renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) surpassing 13 gigawatts. This more than doubled the previous record set in 2017, and brought corporations to a position…


Top 10 Reasons @TVAnews SHOULD close Paradise 3 (and Bull Run)

After much speculation, in a split vote the Tennessee Valley Authority voted at their quarterly board meeting today to ignore President Trump’s appeal and make the decision to recommend the retirement of…

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