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 [...]
Charlie Coggeshall, SACE Renewable Energy Manager, also contributed to this post. Last month the Tennessee Valley Authority proudly announced what they considered to be good news: That their 2013 Green Power Provider (GPP) program had already met its 2013 solar application target as of April 24th. Even though there is still a strong demand for [...]
Onshore wind power can work and be profitable in Alabama. That’s according to Pioneer Green Energy, the experienced wind energy developer behind the Shinbone Wind Energy Center proposed near Gadsden, in northeastern Alabama. The project will sell 18.4 MW of electric capacity to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), roughly equivalent to 2/3 of the total electricity used by homes in the county where the project is located.
On November 19, the City of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina officially became a “wind-powered economic zone” by proclamation of a City Council resolution. This resolution represents true leadership in the realm of clean energy and a genuine effort to better the community through economic development, community pride, and environmental protection. By becoming a wind [...]
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 [...]
There is opportunity available right now to add vitality and long-lasting productivity to our economy by fostering investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy by homeowners. However, a key regulator for the mortgage industry bailed-out by the American people has prevented development of this prospect. SACE and our allies are calling on the Federal Housing [...]