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

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As the world gets hotter, environmental consequences get worse

This op-ed, written by SACE Coastal Climate & Energy Manager Chris Carnevale, originally appeared in The Post & Courier on August 11, 2019. See the full piece on the Post & Courier's…

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How Local Governments Can Protect Our Coast: Driving Electric

Local governments can help protect our coast from the threats of offshore drilling and climate change, increase public health, and save money all by accelerating the transition to clean electric vehicles. Local…

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South Carolina PSC Slaps Down Outrageous Duke Fee Hike

The South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) issued its conclusions for Duke Energy's proposed fee hike this week, which amounted to a victory for customers. Though the Commission's order is not perfect,…

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News & Resources

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SACE Comments on South Carolina Second Draft VW Mitigation Plan

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

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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…

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SACE Comments to BOEM on Path Forward for Atlantic Offshore Wind

SACE comments to BOEM on path forward for Atlantic offshore wind Request for Feedback