Judge Holds TVA Liable For Kingston Disaster

This guest post, written by Lisa Evans with Earthjustice, originally appeared on Earthjustice’s blog unEARTHED on August 28, 2012. Read the original post and view the comments here.  Read SACE’s official Press Release on this decision here. Judge Holds TVA Liable for Kingston Disaster, But Disastrous Senate Bill Would Let Utilities Off The Hook In [...]

Where Gov. Romney Stands on Energy

This blog is the first in a series of blogs examining the energy positions of Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.  SACE staff Chris Carnevale and Simon Mahan contributed to this post. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to [...]

In the Eye of Hurricane Season 2012

SACE staff Chris Carnevale and Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 – November 30th, placing us firmly in the middle of the season. If the entire season were a hurricane, we’re in the eye and still have a whole other half of the storm to experience. Thus far, [...]

Clean Cars Become Reality

Today is a historic day for our transportation future. The Obama Administration issued new clean car standards that will dramatically cut oil consumption, reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and save Americans millions of dollars annually. These standards will help communities and individuals by reducing emissions and fuel costs, but they are notable because they [...]

Will Hurricane Isaac Destroy Wind Turbines?

Updated information now shows that offshore wind farms are at a lower risk from catastrophic hurricane damage than previously stated. A study published earlier this year by a suite of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University was spread widely through the mainstream media. Unfortunately, both the media, and the researchers, got the information wrong. We highlighted some of the problems of the study in a previous blog post, but it has now come to light that the researchers severely overstated the risk of hurricanes to wind farms.

To Avoid Price Shocks, We Must Meet Energy Needs

This guest post, written by SACE consultant Susan Glickman, originally appeared in the Sunshine State News, 22-Aug-12. Read the post and view the comments here. The energy challenges of the 21st century demand new ways of doing things — namely, moving from the old paradigm of “selling energy” to one where we “meet energy needs” with [...]

Building Community with Free Enterprise

“Congressman Inglis has a unique and important point of view — that free enterprise is the best answer to our nation’s intertwined energy and climate challenges,” says Ed Maibach, director of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C), in remarks at the launch of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. I wrote an extended exploration of the call [...]

U.S. Renewable Electricity Future Is Within Reach

In June, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a groundbreaking new study showing that the United States could generate 80 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2050 with commercially available technologies, while meeting electricity demand in every hour of the year and every region of the country.

Down Four Cars or So: 2011 Carbon Footprint for SACE

Due to the move and the construction done to our new Knoxville office, it took a bit longer this year to calculate SACE’s carbon footprint than it did last year. However, I am pleased to announce that our carbon dioxide emissions are down from 2010 to 2011 by about 20 metric tons! That is the [...]

Florida Stimulus Success The Untold Story of Energy Savings and Economic Development

In July of 2012, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), led by Commissioner Adam Putnam, issued an audit of energy initiatives including those funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds — also known as the Stimulus.  The audit states that:  “Based on reports received by the Office of Energy (OOE), [...]