Chris Carnevale

Coastal Climate and Energy Manager

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Chris is SACE’s Coastal Climate and Energy Manager and South Carolina State Affairs Liaison. His work focuses on building a critical mass of support for clean energy as a solution to the impacts of climate change on our coastal region. His work specifically focuses on advocating for offshore wind energy, building opposition to offshore oil drilling, and raising awareness of the disporportionate impacts climate change poses to the coast. Chris is the manager for the Southeast Coastal Climate Network and the Florida Climate Alliance, information sharing networks with the purpose of encouraging collaboration in dealing with climate change along the Southeast coast.

Chris is motivated to be an advocate for clean energy because he believes in the ethic of leaving a place in better shape than you find it. He wants the world to be a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for future generations.

Prior to joining SACE’s staff in 2011, Chris worked with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, implementing regional energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. He has also worked on a number of farms and is on the board of directors of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Chris received bachelor of arts degrees in history and environmental studies from Denison University and a permaculture design consultant’s certification from the Permaculture Institute USA.

Chris's Recent Posts

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VFW Post Goes Solar, Serves Vets, Saves Money, and Protects Environment in SC

In honor of veterans, we at SACE wanted to highlight a great story about veterans taking a significant step to protect the environment and advance the clean energy economy. Thank you to all…

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NC Gov. Roy Cooper Takes Big Steps in Climate Protection

Last week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order to protect North Carolinians' public health and environment, and grow the state's economy by taking action on climate change. The executive…

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V.C. Summer and Dominion: How to Save Customers Money and Protect the Environment

South Carolina’s energy regulator--the Public Service Commission (PSC)--will be hearing a very important case in November to decide the future of the abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear project and SCE&G’s proposed merger with…

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News & Resources

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SACE Comments on South Carolina Second Draft VW Mitigation Plan

SACE Comments on South Carolina Second Draft VW Mitigation Plan, August 17, 2018

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Youth v. Gov: How Kids are Taking Their Fight Against Climate Change to the Courts

Join SACE on August 8 for a webinar with Our Children’s Trust to discuss lawsuits youth have filed against states and the federal government to demand climate action. Young people filed legal…

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SACE Comments to BOEM on Path Forward for Atlantic Offshore Wind

SACE comments to BOEM on path forward for Atlantic offshore wind Request for Feedback