Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Florida Senator Bill Nelson

This post is the seventeenth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. SACE staffers, George Cavros, Susan Glickman, and Alissa Schafer contributed to this post. To read the candidate profile for Florida Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate, Rick Scott, click here.  […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Florida Senator Rick Scott

This post is the sixteenth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. SACE staffers George Cavros, Susan Glickman, and Alissa Schafer contributed to this post. To read the candidate profile for Florida Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Bill Nelson, click here.  […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Andrew Gillum

This post is the fifteenth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in theSoutheast stand on key energy and climate issues. SACE staffers George Cavros, Susan Glickman, and Alissa Schafer contributed to this post. To read the candidate profile for Republican Nominee for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, click here. To continue to […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

This post is the fourteenth in a series of blogs examining where the 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. . SACE Staffers, George Cavros, Susan Glickman, and Alissa Schafer contributed to this post To read the candidate profile for Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor Andrew Gillum, click here. To […]

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy: Republican Nominee for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

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 […]

Pres. Trump Defies Free Market Principles and Moves to Force Consumers to Pay for Uneconomic Power

Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that the Trump Administration is preparing to issue a bailout for uneconomic coal and nuclear plants by forcing grid operators to buy their power. As renewable energy and natural gas has become very inexpensive, many coal and nuclear plants can no longer compete on price without intervention such as what is proposed by the Administration, and are therefore likely be retired soon. The Administration claims that the retirement of these plants is a national security emergency, although there seems to be little factual basis for this claim. The move to mandate the purchase of electricity from old, uneconomic sources and guarantee them revenue has been heralded as an unprecedented intervention into energy markets.

Can Southern Company really eliminate its carbon pollution?

Southern Company’s CEO Tom Fanning made a bold statement yesterday, announcing that the company he leads is now working to “take down carbon emissions to zero.” Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Energy Summit in New York City, Fanning provided limited details but said that Southern Company will use “technology solutions” to achieve “low to no carbon” by 2050.

These 51 Southeast Mayors and Communities Are Going for 100% Renewable Energy

Mayors and cities around the Southeast are going all in on renewable energy, which can help lower electricity costs, reduce pollution, and create jobs. Check out the list below (bolded communities have adopted formal goals) and if your mayor has already stepped up, please thank them. If your mayor hasn’t joined yet, please ask them to join!

Does “SMR” stand for “Squandering More Resources?”

What does the acronym “SMR” stand for? If you’re talking about plans for TVA’s Clinch River Site near Kingston, Tennessee there may be multiple answers. TVA and nuclear industry proponents would say you’re referring to a plan to possibly build up to 800 megawatts of new nuclear power technology known as Small Modular Reactors. But for those of us concerned with yet another untested, risky nuclear scheme, it stands for “Squandering More Resources” or “Squandering Money and Resources” on something that is clearly not needed, which TVA itself recently stated.