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Electric Vehicles: Driving Reduced Demand for Offshore Oil, Part 3 of 3 - "Findings and Conclusions"

This is Part 3 of our blog series, "Electric Vehicles: Driving Reduced Demand for Offshore Oil," which shows that given the advancements in vehicle electrification, expanding offshore drilling for oil and natural…

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Report: Wind, solar are cheapest options, NOW

Don't believe the fake news hype about cheap coal and natural gas! A new report out by energy industry experts, Lazard Associates, shows that wind power and solar power are now the lowest…

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Congress: Picking energy losers, over clean energy winners

Congress just released its proposed "tax reform" plan - and it's a doozie. Instead of promoting renewable energy and electric vehicles, the plan would slash those incentives - while giving a massive bailout…

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How expensive is solar power? You're going to be SHOCKED!

The National Renewable Energy Lab recently published their annual solar power cost benchmark study, U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2017. The results are shocking. In some southern states, like North Carolina…

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A Perfect Storm for Southern Wind Power Purchases?

This blog is part of the Southern Wind Energy Association’s Windy Wednesday series leading up to the wind energy industry’s largest annual event, WINDPOWER 2016, being hosted in New Orleans May 23-26. Registration and details…

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Green Spirit Awards: Rock Hill, SC Brewery Turns Sun Into Beer

This is the second post in our Green Spirit Awards monthly blog series, highlighting breweries, wineries and distilleries in the Southeast using clean energy to create tasty, sustainable beverages. You can read…

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Christmas Miracle: Congress Proposes Long-Term Support for Renewables

This piece was co-authored by SACE staffer Alissa Jean Schafer.  Over the past four years, congressional disfunction has been the rule, as opposed to the exception. But early Wednesday morning, congressional leaders…

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North Charleston Mayor Declares: "Support Solar" and Extend the Solar ITC

Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston, South Carolina declared by proclamation that yesterday was "A Day To Support Solar" and called for Congress to extend the solar investment tax credit. The proclamation…

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First in Flight North Carolina Gets First Wind Farm

In 2011, Iberdrola Renewables announced plans to develop a huge wind farm in North Carolina. Nearly five years later, the Desert Winds wind farm is about to become a reality. Based on…

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What the Senate’s Tax Bill Means for Wind

This is a guest blog post by Mary Kate Francis at the American Wind Energy Association. The original post was published here December 17, 2014 on the AWEA blog, Into the Wind.…