Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Energy Issues: NC Attorney General Roy Cooper

This post is the final in a series of blogs examining where 2016 candidates for President or Governor of North Carolina stand on key energy issues.  Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools. SACE’s […]

Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Energy Issues: NC Governor Pat McCrory

2016 Candidate Series: Leadership from a state’s governor is critical to setting the tone for energy policies, like REPS, and this blog series aims to inform voters on the policy stances regarding energy and climate issues that face North Carolina. First we evaluate current North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, who is running for re-election this November. Pat McCrory worked for Duke Energy for 29 years and served as Charlotte’s longest-running mayor before retiring in 2008 to run for Governor of North Carolina. Prior to his 2012 gubernatorial election, Governor McCrory also served as a champion for Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers-backed anti-clean energy organization.

Green Spirit Awards: Two leading sources of dehydration team up to save water! (HINT: One’s beer.)

Some of Abita’s energy sustainability practices include a brewery process that uses 70% less energy and reuses steam, an onsite wastewater treatment system that captures renewable “bio-gas” to fuel boilers, and a solar panel system that was considered one of the largest in the state when it was installed. Because its local water resource is so pristine, Abita doesn’t need to use filters or chemicals to clean its water.

White House Announces Steps to Curb Methane Emissions

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 […]

Join Hands to Protect Our Treasured Places!

For the past four years, there has been one annual worldwide grassroots event that has championed the cause of clean energy as a replacement to risky fossil fuels: Hands Across the Sand. Since 2010, Hands events have brought thousands of communities together to stand up for their most treasured places in all 50 states and […]

Meeting power needs with less coal in Georgia

Ulla Reeves, SACE’s Regional Program Director, contributed to and edited this blog. On January 7, Georgia Power Co. announced that it would shutter 15 generating units – about 2,000 megawatts (MW) or 2 gigawatts (GW) of coal and oil  capacity – as part of the three-year “Integrated Resource Plan” it will file with the Public […]

Extreme Energy, Extreme Weather

The following is an editorial authored by Mike Tidwell, founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.  The editorial was initially published in the Baltimore Sun on Thursday, July 5, 2012.  Click here to see the original.  Images and captions were added by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. ___________________________ There were no tornado warnings […]

When a Clean Energy Standard is None of the Above

A new report has been released by the Energy Information Administration (U.S. Department of Energy) analyzing the impacts of a so-called federal “Clean Energy Standard.” But before we delve into the study, a bit of political history is necessary to put the CES and this analysis in context. President Obama jumped onto the CES bandwagon in […]