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SACE Organizers Registering Voters Across Tennessee

In order to make clean energy and environmental justice issues a top priority in the South, we have to start by boosting voter turnout among those ready to build a clean, just…

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Guest Blog: Everyday Climate Vulnerability in Places like Memphis

This is a guest blog written by Shelley Poticha with NRDC. To read the original post, click here. Big storms like Harvey in Houston and Katrina in New Orleans garner weeks of…

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How Students in Memphis are Uplifting Their Community...and How You Can Help!

Memphis is ground zero for one of the most important energy issues facing families today - extreme energy burdens. In Memphis, families are spending 3 times the national average on utility bills. Lower-income…

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Honoring Black History Month: Cornelia Crenshaw, Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

This blog was written by Jazzmyn Davenport, who is SACE's Energy Justice Intern and attends Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to take…

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TVA's Extravagant Executive Toys at Your Expense

Just when you thought the excessive executive compensation was bad, it appears that the Tennessee Valley Authority's CEO Bill Johnson, already the highest paid federal employee in the entire country taking home…

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Worst to First? Lifting up Tennessee Through the Proud Voter Challenge

Angela Garrone, SACE’s Southeast Energy Research Attorney contributed to this blog post.  Here in the South, we are experiencing an extreme drought in the form of elected officials who understand the importance of…

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What Could TVA Do, If No One Was Looking?

Recently, two southeastern utilities found themselves facing scandal head-on as major projects fell apart, leaving the utility – and potentially customers – covering lost costs that add up to billions of dollars.…

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Walking in Memphis—Just Feet Above a Coal Ash Cesspool

This guest blog by Lisa Evans, Sr. Administrative Counsel at Earthjustice, is re-posted from July 19, 2017. The original appears here. Memphis residents now have another reason to sing the blues. Last…

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A Penny Shared is a Penny Used to Lift Energy Burdens in Memphis

As temperatures begin creeping above 100 degrees and air conditioners strain to keep homes and businesses cool, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) kicked off its official roll out period for its…

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Memphis Wins BIG in the Solar in Your Community Challenge!

Summer is just around the corner and the sun is already shining on Memphis, TN. Five Memphis teams are moving forward to the next phase of the SunShot Prize: Solar In Your…