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Economy drives electric power use down in Southeast

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Rename the coast!

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Duke Energy CEO and NASA climate scientist featured on "60 Minutes"

In a preview of this Sunday's episode of "60 Minutes," which will feature Duke Energy's CEO and Jim Hansen (NASA's top climate scientist), Sue Sturgis over at the Institute for Southern Studies…

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TVA distributors looking to expand into owning generation facilities

The debate over building new generation in the Tennessee Valley could take a significant turn with the passage of legislation currently being considered in the Tennessee legislature. This legislation would give the…

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"No we can't" a tired refrain about renewable energy in Georgia

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise has already demonstrated that he is uninformed about the state’s renewable energy potential, and I guess today he thought he would remind us.  Commissioner Wise’s pessimistic…

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Sen. Alexander's doctored photo distorts the truth

Senator Alexander opened the TVA Congressional Caucus forum on renewable energy last week with a doctored photo criticizing wind energy....

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TVA Congressional Caucus will hold forum on renewable energy

The TVA Congressional Caucus, which helps oversee TVA, recently announced that it's holding a forum on renewable energy in Knoxville on Thursday April 16, 2009.  While most of the details about the…

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Duke Energy dispenses with civil discourse

Unfortunately, rude remarks and ad hominem attacks are not new to public discourse.  They tend to emerge in the absence of facts, yet childish remarks and name-calling do nothing to advance the…

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Can dirt be clean?

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Bravo Senators! Thank you for saying no to mountain-top removal mining.

Earlier this week, two United States senators, Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit the dumping of mining waste into streams, effectively ending the practice of…