Chris Carnevale

Coastal Climate and Energy Manager

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Chris is SACE’s Coastal Climate and Energy Manager and South Carolina State Affairs Liaison. His work focuses on building a critical mass of support for clean energy as a solution to the impacts of climate change on our coastal region. His work specifically focuses on advocating for coastal and offshore wind energy, building opposition to offshore oil drilling, and raising awareness of the disproportionate impacts climate change poses to the coast. Chris is the manager for the Southeast Coastal Climate Network and the Florida Climate Alliance, information sharing networks with the purpose of encouraging collaboration in dealing with climate change along the Southeast coast.

Chris is motivated to be an advocate for clean energy because he believes in the ethic of leaving a place in better shape than you find it. He wants the world to be a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for future generations.

Prior to joining SACE’s staff in 2011, Chris worked with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, implementing regional energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Chris received bachelor of arts degrees in history and environmental studies from Denison University.

Chris's Recent Posts


Experts Rip Into Georgia Power's Proposed Fee Hike

Georgia Power's mandatory fee hike proposal was sloppily calculated and is outrageously overly inflated -- That's the unanimous conclusion of experts who tore into Georgia Power's proposed fee hike in testimony filed…


Reflecting on 8 Years Advocating for Clean Energy

SACE has a tradition of celebrating the passage of each staff member's work anniversary on their hire date with a celebratory email--usually with a funny picture or quote or something like that…


See How Much Your Home Energy Bill Would Increase From Georgia Power's Proposed Hike

Georgia Power has proposed a series of increases in customer charges. See how much your bill would increase if their proposal is approved.

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News & Resources


Groups Launch Campaign Against Georgia Power’s Proposed Fee Hike

Contact: Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy,, 843-973-2637 Melissa Williams, Sierra Club, Adam Winer, Consumer Reports,, 202-462-6262 x7444 Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia,, 404-370-1764 Lauren Hart, Georgia Solar…


SACE Comments on South Carolina Second Draft VW Mitigation Plan

SACE Comments on South Carolina Second Draft VW Mitigation Plan, August 17, 2018


Youth v. Gov: How Kids are Taking Their Fight Against Climate Change to the Courts

Join SACE on August 8 for a webinar with Our Children’s Trust to discuss lawsuits youth have filed against states and the federal government to demand climate action. Young people filed legal…