Bloated costs for Florida IOU energy efficiency programs

Two weeks ago, SACE provided detailed analysis and findings based on evaluation of proposed energy efficiency programs filed by Florida power utilities. Over the past couple of days, one of those utilities responded. Progress Energy Florida feels that our comments “should not be considered ” by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC).  Progress Energy also [...]

Legal Victory Spells Trouble for Plant Washington

This week marked a major victory for clean water and a step in the right direction for clean energy in Georgia, as a judge threw out water use permits for the proposed coal-fired Plant Washington. The denial of these permits could require the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to take another hard look at whether [...]

Too little, too late? Congress may fail to move from oil spill to a robust energy bill

After decades of scientific data gathering, years of growing public and business support and more than three months of an unmitigated environmental catastrophe, it is reasonable to expect that citizens and leaders would all support a paradigm shift in U.S. energy policy. In fact, even before BP’s Gulf oil disaster began, President Obama and Congress [...]

Clean Energy Gulf Challenge Winner

Oceana’s Vision 2020 is the winner of SACE’s Clean Energy Gulf Challenge Today, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy announced the winner of its Clean Energy Gulf Challenge:  Oceana’s Vision 2020. It is the best plan—according to expert judges and public voters—for the path to end our nation’s dependence on oil and eliminate the need for oil from [...]

EPA Proposes New Air Quality Rules

Electric Generating Units, particularly coal plants, are the leading source of SO2 and NOx Just as summer is hitting an epic peak of blistering hot temperatures and contributing to terrible air quality in much of our region, EPA announced a big step to help reduce the smog and particulate matter in the air we breathe [...]

Realizing Success with Efficiency in Georgia

This blogpost was co-authored by Marcus Strong, energy policy intern for SACE in the summer of 2010. Often in politics, we don’t immediately see the effects of actions, whether it’s a decision maker’s vote on a piece of legislation, a court overturning a case, or a constituent writing to Congress urging a stand on a [...]

Clean Energy Gulf Challenge FINALIST Webinar Series begins today July 6th – 8th

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s (SACE) “Clean Energy Gulf Challenge” Finalist Webinar Series begins today.  SACE, along with a panel of expert reviewers, have chosen three Clean Energy Gulf Challenge finalists to present their ideas to the public via lunchtime webinars on July 6th, 7th and 8th.   Beginning on July 9th, the public [...]