Jennifer Rennicks

Director of Policy & Communications

Jennifer joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2006 as federal policy manager and now directs policy and communication efforts of SACE and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. An experienced advocate, writer and public speaker, Jennifer serves as SACE’s North Carolina state liaison – tracking policy proposals and coordinating with various stakeholders and advocates. She also manages the organization’s digital media presence ( and; writes and edits many of SACE’s published materials; and works with traditional media outlets as well.

Research and volunteer work in Central America in the 1990s inspired Jennifer’s interests in environmental policy and sustainable development, and her children are her primary motivation now in the hope that actions taken today will ensure a livable world in the future.

Jennifer earned a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1993. In addition, Jennifer completed the Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Duke University in 2015. Before joining SACE in 2006, Jennifer managed a watershed conservation project with Upstate Forever in Greenville, SC; conducted research for the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Ecosystem Management Initiative at the University of Michigan; and coordinated community conservation & tourism projects with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Jennifer's Recent Posts


Green New Deal: an Energy Policy, a Climate Movement, or Both?

UPDATE: On February 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution (formally known as H.Res 109) to lay out the goals, aspirations, and specifics of the proposed…


Deck the Halls With LED Lights

Although you might still be eating Thanksgiving leftovers, we have now officially entered The Holiday Season. It's time to dust off your decorations, start playing the Nutcracker Suite and begin your holiday…


Support Clean Energy this Giving Tuesday!

First Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now Giving Tuesday! With one commercial holiday after another, it’s easy to get caught up in the season of shopping, instead of the season of giving.…

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News & Resources


TVA Board Meeting Brings Coal Retirements, Solar Program Cancellations, and New CEO

Chattanooga, Tenn. - The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) addressed several items with large implications at their quarterly board meeting today, including a vote on the ultimate recommendation to retire both Paradise Unit…


Public Hearings Scheduled in the Upstate On Duke Energy’s Proposed Fee Hike

Contact: Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, , 843-225-2371 Holley Ulbrich, League of Women Voters of South Carolina,, 864-508-4851 Patrick Cobb, AARP South Carolina,, 803-261-0304 Adam Winer, Consumer…


SACE Statement on Georgia Power's proposed Integrated Resource Plan

Atlanta, Ga. - Yesterday Georgia Power, the state's largest monopoly utility, submitted a new Integrated Resource Plan to the Georgia Public Service Commission. In response to this filing, the Southern Alliance for…