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Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – Aug 10

Electric Vehicles Asheville is now home to Western North Carolina's first and only hybrid and electric used car dealership. The dealership named GreenToy will offer many makes and models of used electrified and hybrid cars.…

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Guest Blog: New Role for Forest Bradley-Wright in the Southeast Region

This is a guest blog originally posted here by the Alliance for Affordable Energy. Since joining the Alliance for Affordable Energy in 2005, Forest Bradley-Wright has been a tireless force working to…

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Energy Storage: Charging Ahead in 2018

GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association recently released a new report on the energy storage market. Due to the rapidly declining price of energy storage (predominately batteries), the report states that nearly…

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Texas Wind Farms?

Hurricane Harvey is projected to become the first Category 3 hurricane to hit the U.S. since 2005. That year, it was Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, and Rita that wreaked havoc across the Gulf…

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How Can the Southeast Benefit from Wind Energy in Texas?

It's true what they say, everything is bigger in Texas...and that includes the wind energy industry! Texas is number one in the nation for wind energy production with over 20 gigawatts of…

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Brights Ideas at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

In this blog series, SACE staff evaluate college and university campuses investing in clean energy and sustainable practices. To read other posts in the series, go here. Deep in Louisiana’s Cajun Country, there’s…

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2016 Declared World's Hottest Year on Record

Scientists reported earlier this week that 2016 was the world's hottest year since formal record keeping began, topping the records set in 2015 and 2014, each year successively hotter than the one…

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Proposed Wind Power Transmission Project Would Generate $3.9 Billion for Louisiana, Mississippi

A newly released study highlights the economic benefits associated with a proposed wind powered transmission line. The Southern Cross transmission project would use high voltage direct current (HVDC) to connect wind energy…

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Lafayette restores smart solar policy

Late on November 7th, a local Lafayette, Louisiana newspaper (The Independent) posted a story, "About-face: LUS seeks repeal of ‘solar tax’ ordinance." Lafayette is restoring its smart solar policy! On November 1st, I published…

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Local utility quietly clouds solar future

UPDATE: Lafayette restores smart solar policy Back in 2012, my family installed a new solar power system on our home. Federal tax credits coupled with Louisiana's solar power tax credits meant we spent…