Sierra Club: Duke’s Asheville coal plant exceeding safe sulfur dioxide levels

This guest blog was written by Emma Greenbaum, who is the Sierra Club’s Organizing Representative for North Carolina Beyond Coal in Asheville, NC. For the past several years, the Asheville Beyond Coal campaign has been speaking out publicly and building support for transition off of coal at Duke Energy’s Asheville coal plant. We have brought attention to the threat [...]

More solar and what else? A breakdown of the approved Georgia Power IRP

SACE Renewable Energy Manager Charlie Coggeshall and Energy Efficiency Director Natalie Mims contributed to this post. You’ve probably heard the news by now: Georgia is going to get a whole lot more solar in the next few years thanks to Public Service Commissioner Bubba McDonald’s motion on Georgia Power’s long-term energy plan (the Integrated Resource [...]

New SACE Report on Questionable Coal Pollution Control Technology

Today, SACE released a new report on Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) technology – a troubling new sulfur dioxide control method recently touted by some utilities as a cheap, quick answer to comply with EPA’s new mercury and air toxics (MATS) regulations.  SACE commissioned the report from Dr. Ranajit (Ron) Sahu, a leading environmental engineering consultant, after learning that the Tennessee [...]

Attacks Against Clean Air Keep Coming

They say that bad things come in threes. Recently we’ve seen three very bad ideas to attack and undermine the Clean Air Act on three of the worst categories of air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants and other fossil fuel industries. First the pollutants: (1) mercury pollution; (2) the traditional criteria pollutants sulfur dioxide [...]