1SkyFlorida activists and allies march for clean energy in holiday parade

This blogpost was guest written by Coky Michel, Mary-Joe Castells, Chris Castro and Andrea Cuccaro, 1SkyFlorida’s Organizer (a program of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy) Every year on the Sunday following Christmas Day, South Floridians gather in the heart of Coconut Grove to celebrate the parade known as the King Mango Strut. The strut [...]

Early Steps in Making our Knoxville Office More Efficient

For over five years, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has maintained our Knoxville office on the 100 block  of Gay Street in downtown. We are proud to announce that we have recently purchased a new building at 3804 Middlebrook Pike, just west of downtown, that now serves as our Knoxville facility. This new space [...]

Why energy efficiency works for most of us

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy provides a great reminder as to why a focus on energy efficiency is good for the American worker. As a result [of energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipment], consumers and businesses spend less money on utility bills. This moves money from the utility [...]

Will we have a Clean Energy powered Union?

As the President offered his vision for positioning America to ‘win the future’ in the annual State of the Union address last night, two lines really stood out for me, “I’m asking Congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’re doing [...]

Northern Exposure – shining a light on Canadas dirty tar sands oil

There is little question that America remains addicted to oil just as we were five years ago when then President George W. Bush famously included that statement in his 2006 State of the Union address. While this chart shows the temporary drop in oil imports largely attributable to the recession, America still continues to import [...]

Solar energy continues to provide investments and jobs in the Southeast

Stion’s thin-film solar panels will be manufactured at a new facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Solar energy is fast becoming an economic driver in a location that may surprise some people: the Southeast. The most recent developments include two thin film solar cell manufacturing facilities to be located in Mississippi and South Carolina, the beginning of construction [...]

Who has the Power? You Do! Take this Quiz

There are persistent myths in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. One such myth – promoted by the coal industry and their utility friends – is that the Southeast doesn’t have any renewable energy resources. This myth appears in different forms – from renewable energy resources are too expensive or too diffuse, to [...]

TVA Ahead of the Pack in Pollution and Pollution Reduction

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a January 6, 2011 release that uses a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to highlight TVA’s successful reductions of dangerous air pollutants. The fact that TVA has reduced its air pollution is, of course, good news. It means that people and the environment in the Southeast are [...]

SACE Responds to Duke-Progress Merger Announcement

The boards of directors at Duke Energy and Progress Energy unanimously approved what Duke calls a ‘definitive merger agreement’ that will effectively combine the two energy companies. The resulting company will keep the name Duke Energy, and will become the largest utility in the United States, serving approximately 7.1 million electric customers in the Carolinas, [...]

Corruption at Helm of Plant Washington – Dwight Brown Indicted

UPDATE: On Jan. 8, the Marietta Daily Journal published an article including SACE and others’ on responses to the indictment. On Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 Dwight Brown, CEO of Cobb EMC, was indicted by a Cobb County Grand Jury on 31 counts of theft, false statement, racketeering, and conspiracy.  Cobb EMC is the lead organizer [...]