The Political Hypocrisy of Uranium Enrichment

Sara Barczak, SACE’s High Risk Energy Director, contributed to this post. Kentucky’s U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, along with U.S. Representative Ed Whitefield, have created a Rube Goldberg machine. Here is how it works: first you tell the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to provide power to a 60-year old nuclear enrichment facility, then [...]

Peach State Sways with the Breeze

Lately, Georgia sure has been receiving a lot of attention from the wind industry. The ZF Wind Power factory, located in Gainesville, Georgia, was recently featured on WindTV – the American Wind Energy Association’s web portal for short videos on wind power. ZF Wind Power is a $98 million investment in the Peachtree State, employs about 150 people and manufactures wind turbine gearboxes for the domestic and international markets.

From Smoke Stacks and Tailpipes to Asthma Attacks and Clean Air Gripes

SACE staffers Anne Blair and Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. May is Asthma Awareness month: an opportunity to highlight a serious, chronic respiratory disease that affects the quality of life of nearly 26 million Americans, including more than seven million children. The exact causes of asthma are unknown, however there are several environmental factors, especially [...]

Duke Energy adds neighborhood energy efficiency program in South Carolina

Last fall we wrote about Progress Energy’s successful implementation of its Neighborhood Energy Saver program. We are happy to announce that this program has already inspired change in our region: as of last week, Duke Energy South Carolina will be joining the growing group of utilities offering a low-income neighborhood implementation program.

First Criminal Charge in BP Oil Disaster Underwhelms

Many of the impacts from the BP oil disaster will go unseen. Typically, this is in reference to the hidden ecological impacts, deep underwater, from spewing millions of gallons of crude oil into the ocean. However, it has now come to light that a BP engineer has been charged with intentionally destroying records relating to [...]

Florida Municipalities Moving Ahead on Clean Energy Solutions

Have you heard of PACE?  Property Assessed Clean Energy?  Well, if you live in Florida, you will soon… Florida’s local elected officials aren’t waiting around for state or federal action requiring enforcement of energy efficiency standards.  They know that we have tried and failed too many times to get a Renewable Portfolio Standard for the [...]

Just Another Two Billion Dollars Between Friends

Under the leadership duo of Bill Sansom’s tenure as the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Board Chairman and Tom Kilgore’s years as CEO, we have witnessed some of the largest financial mistakes ever made in the history of the agency. The Kingston Coal Ash Disaster in 2008 will end up costing TVA more than $1 billion in clean-up and [...]

Promoting Offshore Wind at Earth Day Savannah

Earth Day Savannah took place on April 21 in Forsyth Park and provided excellent learning opportunities and fun for all ages. The event, which was sponsored by the City of Savannah Water and Sewer Bureau, provided the community and visitors with several festivities to engage in; including RecycleRama, the Forsyth Farmer’s Market, and an Earth Day [...]