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SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy



What is the mission of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy?
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of Global Climate Change and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

When was SACE founded?
SACE was founded in 1985 as a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) watchdog organization – but has grown into a broad, comprehensive, regional advocate for clean energy. After more than 30 years, SACE remains the only regional organization solely focused on developing clean energy solutions for the Southeast. To learn more, read About Us.

Why is this Work in the Southeast so Important?
The Southeastern United States is home to some of the nations’ largest utilities – Duke Energy, Southern Company, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provide electricity to millions of customers throughout our region, and their coal-fired generating units were responsible for over 250 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2011. But our region (and our country) is not destined to remain dependent on dirty, dangerous energy sources. The Southeastern United States shows tremendous promise for renewable energy generation. Recent developments indicate slow but steady movement toward realizing this potential, but our advocacy remains critical to build on current momentum and create a clean energy economy in the Southeast. Unfortunately, many consumers and decision makers in our region have only a limited understanding of the direct implications that energy choices have on health and safety, or of the vast opportunities offered by clean, renewable energy like solar and wind. The South has been slower to adopt renewable energy technologies than many other parts of the country, thus prolonging our dependence on high-risk energy sources. And powerful utilities continue to pursue proposals for new and expanded coal and nuclear power plants, which will perpetuate the energy sector’s burdens on our Southern communities. As a result, dirty, dangerous power plants continue to have an enormous negative impact on our region in terms of air and water quality, health impacts like asthma, and taxpayer and consumer expenses, despite the potential for a clean energy economy in the South.

How can I make a Donation and become a Member?
It’s easy to donate online, just click here and follow easy instructions. If you’d prefer to donate by phone, please call 828-254-6776.

How will my donation help? Is it Tax Deductible?
Your tax-deductible contribution will allow SACE to remain a successful advocate for positive change throughout the Southeast. Your support helps create a better world, one that utilizes clean, safe, and affordable energy. Our work would not be possible without the support of our members. Click here to see the different ways that you can support our important programs throughout the Southeast.

What are the Other Ways I Can Get Involved?
Other ways to support clean energy in the Southeast are to Take Action by signing on to one of our current initiatives. To stay informed, sign up to receive our regular Action Alerts – free emails to keep you posted on current opportunities to engage. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and support our many efforts throughout the Southeast by becoming a member today!

How Can I Find Out about your Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities?
Please visit our jobs and internships page for more information.