Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 31

Electric Vehicles Here is some very exciting news for the ‘affordable EV’ market. A new car manufacturer, Kandi Technology Group, is bringing two electric cars to America. The K22 model is a subcompact car that is slated to cost under $20K. With the Federal Tax Credit, it puts the price-tag under $13K for a new […]

Let Me See the Fee – Electric Bill Transparency

What do you see on your monthly electric bill? More importantly, what don’t you see? If you live in the Tennessee Valley and get your power from TVA, your bills have probably been going up due to rising fixed fees TVA approved for your local power company (or LPC). However, a majority of TVA ratepayers cannot […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for South Carolina Governor James Smith

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for South Carolina Governor James Smith

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 24

Electric Vehicles This week, Interesting Engineering highlights fourteen electric vehicles in What Are the Best Electric Cars of 2018? The article also takes a trip back-in-time sharing with readers a little history lesson on the early beginnings of electric vehicles. Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, offered up a piece called Union Of Concerned […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy

This post is the first in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as […]

JEA Demand: Protect Customers, Stop Gambling on Vogtle Nuclear Reactors

In Kenny Rogers song, The Gambler, the secret to success is knowing when to hold your cards and knowing when to fold ‘em. JEA has concluded that the Vogtle reactors are a bad hand for its customers stating that “a decision to continue the project cannot be justified on any rational basis.” It’s demanding that one of the partners, in the tortured project, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), walk away from the table before it’s too late to avoid the worst economic impacts for JEA customers, and the partner utilities’ customers.

TVA: Why are bills so high, when rates are low?

TVA has long touted and been given congratulations on its low rates. But rates are not the whole picture. As a customer, you pay a bill, not a rate, and bills in our region are among the highest in the nation. You have probably wondered more than once, “Why is my electricity bill so high, […]

Is sea level rise already impacting your property value?

The rate of sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, and a recent study by First Street Foundation shows that homes in the southeastern U.S. are already losing value as a result.    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists are “very confident” that we will see a global average sea level rise […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 17

Electric Vehicles Volkswagen (VW), through its Electrify America subsidiary, has launched the “JetStones” ad campaign. VW agreed to a multiple-part settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency as a result of VW’s installation of ‘defeat devices’ on their diesel engines in violation of the Clean Air Act. VW will spend $2 billion over 10 years to support increased […]