This piece, written by Dr. Olson Huff, originally ran in the Raleigh News & Observer on May 18, 2013. As a doctor, I regularly witness how harmful pollution created by burning coal and other fossil fuels affects public health. As a pediatrician, I have spent decades caring for children whose health is most compromised when [...]
SACE Director of Policy & Communications, Jennifer Rennicks, contributed to this post. As a regional organization, SACE staffers have the unique opportunity of working with a huge number of outstanding organizations and individuals across several states. There are so many hard working and dedicated groups fighting tirelessly to promote clean energy across the Southeast, and [...]
Georgia Power has just joined other southern electric utilities by announcing a decision to buy wind energy. If the Georgia Public Service Commission agrees to the deal, the Peach State will be receiving up to 250 megawatts of wind power – enough power for about 50,000 Georgia homes – from Oklahoma around the 2016 timeframe . In doing so, Georgia Power will follow in the footsteps of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Alabama Power and the Southwestern Electric Power Company in buying wind energy from the midwest.
REAP grant applications are due April 30!
This guest post was written by Mindy Luber, President of Ceres and Director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) and was originally published on Forbes.com on March 19, 2013. It has been re-posted here with permission. Unless you’re talking about motherhood and apple pie, it’s nearly impossible to get 80 percent of voters [...]
What do the five largest U.S. coal companies, five largest U.S. utilities, five largest U.S. auto manufacturers, leading environmental organizations and labor unions representing over 14 million Americans all have in common? Each received a letter from the newly created bicameral Congressional Task Force on Climate Change soliciting ideas for how the federal government can [...]
Despite heat waves, droughts, wildfires, melting ice caps and super-charged storms that dominated 2012′s headlines, the words ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ barely warranted a mention during the entire presidential campaign. In a surreal moment, one debate moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley, noted that she had a question prepared ‘for all you climate change people’ but [...]
Onshore wind power can work and be profitable in Alabama. That’s according to Pioneer Green Energy, the experienced wind energy developer behind the Shinbone Wind Energy Center proposed near Gadsden, in northeastern Alabama. The project will sell 18.4 MW of electric capacity to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), roughly equivalent to 2/3 of the total electricity used by homes in the county where the project is located.
This winter has been a busy season of new bioenergy projects and policy developments.
Chances are, if you see a wind farm while driving on the road, you instantaneously know exactly what it is. Unlike coal or nuclear power plants, there’s usually little question as to what those big white spinning things are and what they’re doing. But, for whatever reason, you may find yourself looking for wind farms on Google Earth. Even though turbines are relatively easy to see and comprehend in three dimensions, when looking for turbines on Google Earth, finding turbines takes a bit of finesse and practice.