Now more than ever we must band together and press for clean energy solutions. Staff at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy runs active campaigns in various states in the Southeast and we need your help to continue our push for clean energy for all.
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The Southeast is home to some of the biggest utility systems in the nation: Duke Energy, Southern Company, NextEra, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. But SACE’s recent analysis has found that not a single one of these utilities is on track to be carbon-free by 2035, or even 2050. However, a Clean Electricity Standard (CES) would change that trajectory and direct the nation’s power sector to be carbon-free by 2035.
To avert the worst impacts of climate change, we must slash greenhouse gas emissions and rapidly decarbonize our energy sector. A Clean Electricity Standard (CES) will help us get to a 100% carbon-free electric grid by 2035 while simultaneously creating millions of well-paying jobs, improving public health, and reducing electric bills. It can also be a tool to lift up frontline communities who are already being impacted by the climate crisis and help to right historical injustices.
With significant amounts of installed solar capacity, thousands of miles of coastline with massive offshore wind potential, and a robust manufacturing supply chain for clean energy development, the Southeast is poised to lead the clean energy transformation, and a federal CES can be the catalyst to accelerate our progress.