I’m so sick of political doublespeak in Washington and Tallahassee. It’s time that we the people get serious about holding our elected representatives accountable. Here is one that needs our attention: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam. Adam is a bright and very ambitious young man who wants to be Florida’s Governor one day. He [...]
Having grown up on the small island of Puerto Rico, I’ve always had a special connection to the sea. However, it’s unfortunate that the consequences of climate change will soon begin to connect us with this majestic powerful mass in new, less tranquil ways. You see, when we talk about sea level rise in the [...]
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 [...]
This is the first post in a three-part series detailing energy efficiency upgrades to SACE’s new Asheville office. Read the rest of the series here. Since SACE opened our Asheville office in 2003 we have rented office space downtown; first at 29 North Market Street and then in the Self Help Credit Union building on [...]
If you were around Birmingham in late November, you probably heard about (or came to) Renew Alabama: A Night of Positive Energy. Nearly 150 people stopped by Avondale Brewing Company to meet fellow clean energy fans, and celebrate Alabama’s energy progress and potential over a pint and some great dancing music. What were we [...]
In a letter dated December 9th to Senator Richard Shelby, the Alabama Coal Association has called for an investigation of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and other environmental groups, complaining that we have taken money from private philanthropic foundations and calling for Congress to investigate SACE’s use of federal funds in an attempt to “kill [...]
This past summer, President Obama gave a speech on climate that was noteworthy for several reasons. Perhaps the most impressive moments were when he appealed to all of us citizens to step-up. But there was a major omission in the speech and the plan — the biosphere and the healing potential of biocarbon! With broad effort and careful management of biocarbon, we might actually reverse the rise from 350 to 400 ppm.
A recent tour of small-scale sustainable bioenergy facilities in Virginia left me feeling proud of the many people making strides to reduce America’s petroleum consumption.
Last week I had the pleasure of touring the Sharp Manufacturing Company of America’s Memphis, TN facility with a few members of SACE staff. Having used Sharp solar panels for both our Knoxville office array, and on the array installed at my home, it was fascinating to get an inside look at the manufacturing process [...]
In the lead up to President Obama’s speech last week, White House energy advisor Heather Zichal was quoted as saying that President Obama views addressing climate change as a “legacy issue” for his Administration. Based on the address he gave last Tuesday, it’s clear he thinks the response to this issue will define not only [...]