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


Join Hands to Protect our Coast from Offshore Drilling on May 18

Calling all coast lovers... you are invited to stand with your community to protect our coast from the impacts of offshore drilling on Saturday, May 18 at locations all around the country.…


2018 Was The 4th Hottest Year on Record

The results are in... 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record for the globe. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "This marks the 42nd consecutive year (since 1977)…


Duke Energy Wants You to Pay More for Using Less Energy

Duke Energy has proposed a bill hike for all of its South Carolina customers that is unjustified, inequitable, and bad for consumers. A key piece of Duke's proposal is to triple the hidden…

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News & Resources


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…


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