The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been working to highlight the benefits offered by clean energy resources to vulnerable communities. In a new set of fact sheets, NRDC lays out how the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan offers serious benefits to low-income and fixed-income households. Although the fossil fuel industry and its allies [...]
In honor of Black History Month, SACE is publishing a blog series highlighting the efforts of African American leaders working to ensure that clean energy opportunities are available for all people and communities in the Southeast. This post is the third in the series; find additional posts here. Reverend Leo Woodberry has a long history as [...]
In honor of Black History Month - the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is publishing an original blog series highlighting the efforts of African American leaders working to ensure that clean energy opportunities are available for all people and communities in the Southeast. That series will be available here starting on February 5, 2015. In advance of that series, [...]
Yesterday, the White House announced its first-ever efforts aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industries. President Obama announced his latest step in his Administration’s effort to combat climate change that will come in the form of a proposed rule under the Clean Air Act in mid-2015. Methane is the second most [...]
The National Academy of Sciences published a report yesterday that found that messages about the environment and health motivate people to save energy more than messages about saving money. Fortunately, consumers don’t have to choose between the two because saving energy results in environmental and health benefits AND saves money!
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 [...]
Last night, the Knoxville City Council approved a resolution in support of federal action on climate change, the promotion of clean energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas pollution. The Climate Knoxville network developed and proposed the resolution, which was co-sponsored by Councilmembers Mark Campen and Daniel Brown and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis. The resolution’s [...]
We are exactly 9 days away from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) official release of final rules for coal ash regulation that have been in the works ever since the catastrophic Kingston disaster of 2008. Since then, it has taken almost 6 years and countless efforts by citizens and advocates to sound the alarm on [...]
Hmm, what do jeans, cocoa, beer and property management all have in common? I won’t make you guess. Companies from these industries support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
You can access previous SACE blogs on the Clean Power Plan by clicking the following links: May 28th, June 23rd, July 30th, and August 25th. You can also access a recent SACE webinar that explains the specifics of the Clean Power Plan and opportunities for the Southeast here. December 1st marked the end of the [...]