Alabama PSC’s Gift List: Power Company “Nice,” Alabamians “Naughty”?

Every year on the second Tuesday in December, the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) holds a public meeting about Alabama Power’s rate structure and the cost impacts of keeping coal-fired power plants burning. If this meeting represented the PSC’s holiday gifts, it’s easy to see who the favorite child is… and it isn’t the bill-paying [...]

Putting the “modern” in Duke Energy’s modernization plan

On January 26, in Asheville, our communities will have their only chance to speak on Duke Energy’s plans for Western North Carolina at a public hearing of the North Carolina Utilities Commission. This is the final chapter in a long campaign that has brought our communities together in the fight for a smarter, cleaner energy future.

Concerned Citizens Speak Out for Clean Air

This blog was written by Anne Kingsbury, SACE Intern. On June 11, 2012 concerned citizens gathered in Charlotte, NC to offer their support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. This event, hosted by Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, St. Paul Baptist Church, Clean Air Carolina, [...]

Voices From Across the Region: Tell EPA to Limit Mercury Pollution

Atlanta was the perfect location for May 26th’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing to discuss a proposed new rule to limit mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from power plants. Within 75 miles of Atlanta there are seven coal plants with 27 coal-burning “boilers.” Some of these boilers were built over 60 years ago [...]

SACE Releases TN Coal Ash Report in Advance of EPA Public Hearing

Just a few weeks after the December 2008 Kingston coal ash disaster, on January 7, 2009, SACE Executive Director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, traveled to Washington, D.C. with five residents of Harriman, Tennessee, the epicenter of the Kingston spill.  These residents walked the halls of Congress and implored elected officials to hear their stories about [...]