2015: The Year of New Public Health Standards for Ozone

With only one month left in the year, the Environmental Protection Agency released its long awaited and updated proposed ground-level ozone standards on November 25, 2014.  EPA updated its ozone standard in order to ensure protection of public health based on extensive scientific evidence about ozone’s health effects – especially the impact it has on [...]

Efforts to Regulate Interstate Air Pollution Move Slowly Forward

Recently we’ve seen several developments in the never ending fight for cleaner air. Along with newly proposed regulations limiting carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants, and pending carbon emission limits for existing coal-fired power plants, federal regulation further limiting other harmful air pollutants are finding their way through various channels. The Cross State Air [...]

Atlanta Biodiesel Station Celebrates One Year Anniversary

We kicked off the one-year anniversary of the opening of our retail biodiesel station by hosting Atlanta Green Drinks this past Wednesday, June 12th. It was a fun and festive celebration with a great line-up of drinks, food and entertainment from a few fantastic supporters, and from many of the local restaurants that provide grease [...]

Sounding The Moral Trumpet for the Environment

This post is written by Reverend Dr. Gerald L. Durley, Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA and consultant for SACE. As we celebrate Earth Month and reflect on bringing awareness and appreciation for the environment, it is incumbent on each of us to intensify our efforts to protect God’s perfect creation. For several [...]

Senate Bill Could Backfire on Charlotte

This guest post was written by Bruce Henderson, writer for the Charlotte Observer, and originally published on the Observer’s Earth & Energy blog. The North Carolina Senate’s move to purge members of three state energy and environmental commissions could upset the Charlotte region’s plan to meet a federal smog standard. The region’s air quality meets [...]

New Retail Biodiesel Station Opening in Atlanta

We are pleased to announce that we are re-opening our retail biodiesel fueling station in Atlanta.  Our new fueling station is hooked up, fueled up, and is currently being tested!  We will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at the station on June 21 from 12-2 p.m. For details, click here and please stop by! [...]

Instead of Coal, Santa and EPA Bring Relief from Toxic Mercury

With less than a week to go before Christmas, you might think that this post is about an early present. In fact, it’s about a late present—two decades late—but it is a fantastic present anyway. Today, after more than two decades of delay, EPA has finally announced strong, life-saving emission limits for mercury from coal [...]

Southern Company Making Us Proud

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition ran a story today on how Southern Company is putting its corporate policy of aggressively fighting beneficial health standards ahead of mothers and children, as well as fish and other living organisms. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards to limit emissions of mercury, a toxic heavy metal, and [...]

Ford Power of Choice Tour This Week

As part of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s ongoing outreach on electric vehicles, we want to alert you to another opportunity to learn the who, what and how of electric vehicles and take a test drive–Ford’s Power of Choice Tour. The tour is happening nationwide and is designed to profile Ford’s most fuel efficient and [...]

No more sticker shock

Did you ever think you’d see a car sticker that told you that you could get 99 miles/gallon or better? Well, it’s here, sort of. The EPA released its official fuel economy ratings for the Nissan LEAF. Because the Nissan Leaf is all-electric, EPA based its estimates using a formula to determine the equivalent mileage [...]