VW Settlement Update

In July 2016, Volkswagen (VW) agreed to a multiple-part settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency as a result of the illegal installation of ‘defeat devices’ on their diesel engines in violation of the Clean Air Act. There are two key programs of that settlement that offer emissions reduction opportunities for states: 1. A Zero Emissions […]

SACE Florida Director Susan Glickman named one of Florida’s most influential leaders

Congrats to our Florida Director, Susan Glickman, who was just named to Florida Trend‘s Florida 500 – a list of the 500 most influential Floridians. Susan has worked with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy since 2001 as a consultant and lobbyist and became Florida Director in 2013. A Florida native, she’s been a consultant for many national environmental organizations, […]

Thinking of you as Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeast

As Hurricane Florence approaches, please know we are thinking of you and your families, especially in the Carolinas. If you are still preparing for the arrival of this storm, click here for some helpful preparation tips from the National Hurricane Survival Initiative. We are right here with you tracking Hurricane Florence and preparing to rebuild […]

National Drive Electric Week Kicks Off Soon!

Are you curious about electric vehicles? Then mark your calendars because the annual National Drive Electric Week is right around the corner! This year, it kicks off on September 8 and runs through September 16. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see a wide range of models that are available, learn more from electric vehicle (EV) owners […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy

This post is the first in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as […]

Is sea level rise already impacting your property value?

The rate of sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, and a recent study by First Street Foundation shows that homes in the southeastern U.S. are already losing value as a result.    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists are “very confident” that we will see a global average sea level rise […]

What is causing Florida’s algae crisis? 5 questions answered

This is a guest post by Dr. Karl Havens, professor at the University of Florida’s IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and the director of the Florida Sea Grant. This post was originally published on The Conversation here on August 10, 2018. We are publishing this piece to help explain the connections between climate change and the current algae crisis plaguing Florida. 

Florida Voters: Learn what candidates for office plan to do about sea level rise

Want to learn where your local candidates for office stand when it comes to sea level rise, flooding and other related issues? Tidal Town Halls — hosted by ReThink Energy Florida — are being held in 15 cities throughout Florida, offering Floridians a chance to hear directly from candidates about their plans for addressing sea […]

Florida Kids Shouldn’t Have to Litigate to Force Adults to Act on Climate

Kids shouldn’t have to go to court to get adults in Florida to act on climate change. Yet, that’s what eight young Floridians have set out to do. Eight boys and girls, from across the state, supported by Our Children’s Trust, recently filed a lawsuit in state court to demand that Florida develop a “climate […]

Why Florida’s west coast needs a regional approach to address sea level rise, hurricanes and more

With the Tampa area ranking as the most vulnerable metro area in the nation to damage from storm surge flooding, it’s clear that Florida’s west coast region needs to act now to make its communities more resilient. An effort is under way to bring local governments in the region together to form the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition, allowing west coast counties and municipalities to work together toward solutions to mitigate and adapt to the changing climate, including challenges like flooding and increasingly powerful hurricanes. Read more in this excerpt from the Tampa Bay Times, written by Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long and SACE Florida Director Susan Glickman: