TVA, Southeast Score Largest Exemptions from House RES

Some bloggers are anxious about the renewable electricity portfolio standard in the latest version of the Waxman-Markey energy bill. Jim DiPeso writes, “The renewable portfolio standard as currently written may be worse than doing nothing.” I think that goes too far, and encourage you to take action and support this legislation, but there are some [...]

Plant Washington Takes Serious Blow as Investors Pull Out

4 Ga. Utilities Pull the Plug on Plant Washington and Deem Coal Too “Risky” Over the past week, SACE has learned that 4 of the 10 electric membership corporations (EMCs) that came together to propose a coal-fired power plant near Sandersville, GA have dropped their involvement in the dirty coal plant.  With the 4 EMCs [...]

House Committee Votes on Climate Legislation

It wasn’t an easy journey, yet the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) cleared a first hurdle yesterday evening as the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved it by a vote of 33 to 25.  While there is still a long road ahead to realize effective climate legislation that reduces America’s [...]

Renewable Energy in the Southeast? Yes, We Might says Sen. Corker

As the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee began its work crafting a new energy bill, members weighed in on a critical issue: whether or not a national renewable energy standard (RES) should be included. Today, Tennessee’s Senator Bob Corker cast an important vote against an amendment offered by Alabama’s Jeff Sessions that would have [...]

Cleaner cars: coming to a road near you

After decades idling in the slow lane, our nation’s automotive policies are finally on a fast-track.  Surrounded by auto makers and executives, President Obama announced today that his administration will craft a single new national standard to improve automotive emissions and increase the mileage of cars and light trucks: “For the first time in history, [...]

Support EPA in taking action on climate change

On April 17, 2009, nearly two years after the US Supreme Court ruled that the US EPA has jurisdiction in the matter, the federal agency ruled that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger public health and can be regulated by the Clean Air Act. EPA’s “endangerment finding” provides a good opportunity for citizens to [...]

Possible Corruption at the Helm of Proposed Georgia Coal-fired Power Plant

August 17, 2009 Quick Update: Marietta Daily Journal runs an Editorial entitled ‘Throw the Rascals Out’ in the Around Town section. Read Now. ***************************** A Police Raid of Executive Homes Yield Charges of Racketeering and Theft by Man Behind the Proposed Plant Washington Coal-fired Power Plant On April 22nd, the homes of the CEO and [...]

NREL study misses the forest for the breeze

The new technical report (Sullivan et al, “Comparative Analysis of Three Proposed Federal Renewable Electricity Standards,” May 2009) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory reinforces the results of prior reports that the impact of a renewable electricity standard (RES) on electric rates will be quite small. Unfortunately, the report also suggests that the southeast will [...]

New Video Postcard and Call-in Day for Coastal Georgia

If you live in coastal Georgia, we need your help TODAY – May 12! We are releasing this powerful new “video postcard” of citizen requests to Congressman Jack Kingston (GA District 1) asking him to support strong national climate and clean energy/efficiency initiatives. This video is being hand delivered as a DVD to Rep. Kingston’s [...]

Show Time: Clean Energy in the bright, Congressional spotlight

Next week, members of Congress begin serious consideration of a clean energy jobs plan that can move our country an enormous step closer to energy, economic and climate security.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act has the potential to generate millions of clean energy jobs, break our dependence on fossil fuels, help Americans reduce [...]