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


Report Finds Clean Electricity Standard Would Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

A new report finds that a national 80% clean electricity standard by 2030 would save many lives, make Americans a lot healthier, and save us lots of money through cleaner air.


With Byhalia Pipeline In The Rear View, Memphis Can Focus On A Clean Energy Future

Memphis area residents have successfully defeated the Byhalia oil pipeline project, which was officially canceled by its developers on July 2.


NC Governor Leads With Executive Order for Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind can play a critical role in our clean energy transformation. By issuing Executive Order 218, Governor Cooper committed to helping North Carolinians achieve major economic and environmental benefits from offshore…

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News & Resources


Slide Deck: Landscape of Energy and Climate in South Carolina

Landscape of Energy and Climate in South Carolina, April 2021


Groups Launch Campaign Against Georgia Power’s Proposed Fee Hike

Contact: Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, [email protected], 843-973-2637 Melissa Williams, Sierra Club, [email protected] Adam Winer, Consumer Reports, [email protected], 202-462-6262 x7444 Jennette Gayer, Environment Georgia, [email protected], 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