Sharp Manufacturing Jobs at Solar Facility in Memphis

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 [...]

SACE Solar Array Shines In Its First Year

Just over a year ago we made the decision to continue to practice what we preach with the installation and activation of our own solar photovoltaic array at our Knoxville, TN office.  As part of a series of energy efficiency improvements to our new office, we knew that installing the solar system was the ideal [...]

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 [...]

Where Gov. Romney Stands on Energy

This blog is the first 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 [...]

Clean Cars Become Reality

Today is a historic day for our transportation future. The Obama Administration issued new clean car standards that will dramatically cut oil consumption, reduce emissions from the transportation sector, and save Americans millions of dollars annually. These standards will help communities and individuals by reducing emissions and fuel costs, but they are notable because they [...]

The EV Project expands to Atlanta

The EV Project, which we first blogged about a year ago, is successfully wrapping up in Tennessee. Its impact in bringing electric vehicles (EVs) to the market is significant and will continue for years to come. And, because of the project’s success in TN and other states, it is now expanding across the nation. As part of [...]

Locally Recycled Solar Powered Biodiesel now in Atlanta

Yesterday, we celebrated the Grand Opening of our new retail biodiesel station in Atlanta.  Attendees learned about the benefits of using our  locally recycled solar-powered biodiesel and this station’s part in the nation’s longest biofuels corridor. Some twenty customers filled up during the event with overwhelming support for B100 (100% biodiesel) over B20 (20% biodiesel)-–all [...]

New Florida Solar Technicians Certified in Jacksonville, Now Where are the Jobs?

Sixteen anxious and diligent new Solar Technicians graduated Friday 2-Mar-12 from an 8-week course at the CRC Institute in Jacksonville, Florida.  They got certificates of technical training, are ready for the LEED Green Associate professional credential exam and got an important card proving their OSHA training from the National Safety Council.  They are ready to [...]

Is the Electric Car Getting Its Revenge?

Anne Blair, SACE’s clean fuels and bioenergy program manager, contributed to this post. I recently watched Revenge of the Electric Car (now available on DVD, Netflix, and Hulu), the new account of the electric car industry from Chris Paine, the same filmmaker who released the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? in 2006.  When he [...]

New Ways To Track Your Energy Usage in 2012

As February is already getting under way, I’d like to share with you some new and innovative ways to help make 2012 your most energy-aware year ever. Obviously, confronting energy issues doesn’t exactly top the list of yearly resolutions that Americans make for themselves every January. With New Year’s goals usually centering on more tangible [...]