Sara Barczak

Regional Advocacy Director

Sara manages a variety of staff and teams to strategize, develop and execute advocacy efforts for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy that focus on advancing stronger state, local and utility clean energy policies. She continues many of her previous responsibilities as the former high risk energy choices program director such as providing extensive outreach and support to concerned citizens, organizing partners, the media, and decision-makers and participating in legislative, state and federal regulatory forums on issues concerning nuclear energy, public safety, utilities and the impacts of power plants and our energy infrastructure on the region’s water resources.

Sara managed our coastal office in Savannah, Georgia, which opened in 2000 after the former Georgians for Clean Energy (formerly Campaign for a Prosperous Georgia) hired her in 1999. She participated in a U.S./Russian exchange with non-governmental organizations in Russia impacted by plutonium bomb fuel (MOX) programs, including travel to Russia. Sara has worked for over twenty years in diverse environmental fields in the private and non-profit sectors: as an environmental contractor for Department of Defense facilities relating to hazardous waste and air quality issues and as a citizen’s advocate, educator and consultant for three non-profit organizations. Sara received a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence University.

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FAKE NEWS alert: "Zombie" Bellefonte reactors remain a bad bet

The infamous, "zombie" Bellefonte reactors near Scottsboro, Alabama were cancelled in 2016 by TVA after being mothballed for many decades (and cannibalized for parts used at other reactors) with billions of dollars spent/wasted.…


A Series of Unfortunate Events for Plant Vogtle - last new nuclear project in turmoil

The last new nuclear power project remaining in the U.S., the expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia, is in turmoil. In August, Southern Company announced that the already budget-busting project had a…


Japan's Hokkaido earthquake - power out, lives lost and disrupted

Update from Reuters: Power restored to the Tomari nuclear plant. Read more here. In the very early hours of September 6, 2018, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan in southwestern Hokkaido. News reports have…

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