Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – July 27

Electric Vehicles If you are interested in the new Hyundai Kona, this Clean Technica review suggests you might want to ‘get one quick’. The demand for the new Kona with its 64 kWh battery and EPA projected 250-mile range may be higher than the low production numbers Hyundai is planning. Another vehicle that might peak […]

Guest Blog: A Cry for a Life Preserver

This is a guest post written by Frank Tursi, a retired journalist and current mayor pro tem for the coastal town of Swansboro, NC. The original post can be found here.   The numbers aren’t pretty. They paint a bleak picture of a drowning people. In less than 12 years, 6,500 houses along the N.C. […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – July 20

Electric Vehicles Tesla Will Be The First Automaker To Lose the Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars. Congratulations Tesla on selling more EVs than any other company! Tesla delivered its 200,000th vehicle this month, which unfortunately means a phase-out of the federal tax credit is underway. Tesla customers who take delivery before January 1, 2019, will […]

Join us for Solar Sundae Fundraiser in Asheville on July 8

Join the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy on July 8th, from 12-4PM for a beer at Highland Brewing Company. For every pint sold, $1 goes to supporting clean energy! New this year will be an ice cream sundae bar and ice cream beer floats (yes this is a thing!) provided by Ultimate Ice Cream Company. We are also excited to have a new event partner — Roots Hummus — who will be displaying their company Tesla and doing giveaways. Families welcome as always. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to have fun in the sun and raise funds for clean energy.

My Statement to the TVA Board on Major Rate Change Approved May 10, 2018

Last Friday, I made the trip to Muscle Shoals, Alabama in order to publicly deliver my comments to the TVA board meeting before their planned vote on their rate restructuring policy, which included a never before implemented mandatory fee. This decision comes on the heels of continued distrust and public outcry over TVA executives’ ongoing lack of transparency, unjustified spending on luxury air travel, and out of touch “leadership” of the people of the Tennessee Valley.

Primary Voting Begins Soon: Are You Ready to Support Clean Energy Champions?

What’s the connection between the upcoming primary elections and a climate-resilient, clean energy economy? To have climate-friendly and clean-energy policies we need climate-friendly and clean-energy supporting leaders. Primary elections begin across the Southeast next month, so the opportunities to support clean-energy champions start now! From May 8th when North Carolinians go to the polls until […]

Last Chance! Trump Offshore Drilling Comment Period Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the end of the comment period on President Trump’s new “drill-everywhere” offshore drilling plan. If you haven’t submitted your comment yet, visit the online comment portal here right now and let his administration know what’s on your mind. After that, you can click here to send a quick letter to your state and federal elected officials, asking them to help in the fight to protect our coast.

Rapid Growth: “Solar in the Southeast” Annual Report blog series (part 2 of 5)

This is part two in a five-part series about the SACE “Solar in the Southeast” 2017 Annual Report. To view other blogs in this series, click here. Rapid Growth & Tremendous Potential “The Southeast has tremendous solar potential (second only to the desert southwest) and has been experiencing near exponential solar growth for the last five […]

Duke Energy Carolinas wants to charge you $18 each month before you even flip a switch!

In what feels like the repeating plot line from the movie Groundhog Day, North Carolina’s biggest utility is headed back to regulators at the North Carolina Utility Commission asking to hike up customers’ energy bills yet again. Last year it was Duke Energy Progress asking to raise rates, and this year, Duke Energy Carolinas wants […]

Overshadowed by coal ash issue, debate continues over Duke Energy’s fixed charge

As a high-profile hearing over Duke Energy’s proposed rate hike in North Carolina logged its seventh day, an expert witness for anti-poverty and environmental groups said the utility’s own data prove it should lower – not raise – the flat monthly fee it levies on residential customers.