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. Chris joined the SACE staff in 2011 to help build a critical mass of support for clean energy as a solution to climate change on our coastal region. His work focuses on advocating for clean energy and transportation, building opposition to offshore oil drilling, and raising awareness of the disproportionate impacts climate change poses to the 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.

Chris's Recent Posts


Bill Would Help Protect South Carolina Coast from Offshore Drilling

South Carolina Senator Chip Campsen has introduced a bill that would serve as a large step forward in protecting the coast from the impacts of offshore drilling. The Southern Alliance for Clean…


Possibilities of Renewables + Storage Shine in Face of Wildfires

California's recent wildfires reminds Charleston, South Carolina based staffer Chris Carnevale of the Southeast dealing with hurricanes and the benefits of distributed energy generation and storage.  


Georgia Public Service Commission Fails to Protect Georgians from Mandatory Fixed Fees

On Tuesday, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) made its ruling by a 4-1 vote on Georgia Power’s rate case, notably granting an ill-advised $4 increase in the mandatory monthly fee residential…

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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…