Do You Know What South Carolina’s Public Service Commission Does?

Do you know what the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) does? This is a question that the vast majority of South Carolinians may not be able to answer, even though the PSC is one of the most important regulatory bodies in the state. In short, the PSC is responsible for seeing that utility companies promote [...]

Elections Matter: The Race for Florida’s Governor

Even though 2014 has just begun, we’re looking down the road to the upcoming November elections. There will be many important contests this year, but there is no race that has more potential impact on climate and clean energy policy than the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election.  In the limited space we have here, we will [...]

What could the 2012 elections mean for climate and energy policy in the Southeast?

Although a final few races are still being determined, including several recounts or runoffs here in the Southeast as noted by the circled districts to the right, the vast majority of the 2012 races have been decided. Here, in the ten Southeastern states that SACE covers, voters elected 1 new governor, 4 U.S Senators, nearly [...]

What Obama Election Means for Coal, Climate Change, and American Energy Future

This blog, entitled “What Obama’s Re-Election Means for Coal, Climate Change, and America’s Energy Future” was written by Mary Anne Hitt, Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, and originally appeared in Sierra Club’s Compass blog and can be found here. President Obama’s victory yesterday was a victory for clean energy, one that gives us [...]

Global Warming Matters This Election, Stupid

This blog is the third in a series of blogs examining the impacts of Hurricane Sandy and its connections to extreme weather and climate change. Other blogs can be read here. Once again extreme weather and its devastating impacts are dominating the headlines.  Following the march of destruction, the tragic loss of human life and [...]

Follow the Money: How Dirty Energy Donations Impact Our Energy Policies

A well-known politician once famously quipped that ‘all politics is local.’  However, the reality is that our elected leaders (and therefore our laws) are influenced by money originating well beyond our local districts. Big Oil and Big Coal have donated well over $150 million to political campaigns in the past decade in the hopes of [...]

Presidential contenders and climate change

This blog is the fifth in a series of blogs examining the climate and energy positions of Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. Please note: SACE does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools. Rising temperatures [...]

Where Gov. Johnson Stands on Energy

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

Where Dr. Stein Stands on Energy

This blog is the third 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 Jennifer Rennicks contributed to this post. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to [...]

Where Pres. Obama Stands on Energy

This blog is the second 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 [...]