Tybee Island Community Comes Together for Water and Energy Fair

Congratulations to the Tybee Island Community Resource Committee for hosting the Tybee Island Water & Energy Fair, the Tybee Island City Council for adopting the “Tybee Island Wind Power Resolution,” and the coastal community at large for bringing our state one step closer to a clean energy future!

Register Now for the Southeastern Coastal Wind Energy Conference

  The Southeast has good wind energy resources in coastal and offshore areas. The Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference, being held in Charlotte on March 8/9, will connect experts together from academia, government, non-profits and the industry to discuss our wind energy resources. Over forty organizations are helping organize the event from Virginia, North Carolina, South [...]

Wind Energy Creates Good Jobs and Green Jobs in the Southeast

The Southeast isn’t well known as a bastion for wind farms; however, there are plenty of good, green jobs and companies that have set up shop in the region to serve the wind industry nationally and internationally. Sure, we face some obstacles to building wind farms here (such as outmoded information and a lack of strong renewable energy policies), but some recent events suggest our region is primed for wind energy.

FL PSC Approves Nuclear Humpty Dumpty Settlement

Nuclear power proponents have long billed the atom-splitting energy technology as reliable, cheap power. But if you take a look at Progress Energy Florida’s (PEF) existing and proposed nuclear projects you’d likely come to a much different conclusion. The Florida Public Service Commission just approved a settlement agreement filed by PEF that is intended to [...]

City of Tybee Island Says YES to Wind Energy

SACE staff Chris Carnevale and Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. We commend the Tybee Island City Council for passing the “Tybee Island Wind Power Resolution” last night. The resolution recognizes the significance of the coastal Southeast’s vast wind resource and its opportunity for affordable, clean, renewable energy and economic development. City Councilman Paul Wolff [...]

Georgia Consumer Choice Bill Would Boost Economic Opportunities

Georgia Power and Southern Company are up to their dirty tricks again, this time blocking the development of clean renewable energy and using their monopoly power to hold Georgia economic development back! A bipartisan bill in Georgia that seeks to expand consumer choice and economic competition in power production and remove artificial barriers to renewable [...]

Largest Remaining Investor Still Stuck In Plant Washington Boondoggle

At the February 16 meeting of its Board of Directors, Snapping Shoals EMC had a chance to do the right thing and end its involvement in developing two new coal-fired power plants in Georgia. It did not. Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is one of 42 rural electric co-ops in the state, and provides [...]

Transportation Bill is Bad Drilling Policy

  This post was co-authored by Simon Mahan and Jennifer Rennicks. Last week’s passage of the U.S. House of Representatives’ transportation bill deserves a brief mention on the blog today if for no other reason than to help folks save a bit of money, rather than exposing them to major liabilities as the House did.  [...]

Update: U.S. Announces New Climate Change Initiative

UPDATED 4/27/12:  This week, the international Climate and Clean Air Coalition that we wrote about previously (see below) adopted five initiatives for action, including “Fast action on diesel emissions including from heavy duty vehicles and engines”. The Coalition also added six new members, nearly doubling membership to 13.  New members include Colombia, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, [...]

Georgia Power Finishes 2011 with a Round of Applause

This blog was written by Natalie Mims and Jeannie McKinney. A little bit of congratulating is in order for one of the Southeast’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. As we’ve said time and again, the Southeast is often touted as one of the most neglectful regions in the U.S. for energy efficiency. Last October, Natalie Mims, [...]