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Rally Against Offshore Drilling!

SACE's Coastal Climate and Energy Manager, Chris Carnevale, joins House Representative Mandy Powers Norrell in Columbia at the South Carolina State House to rally against offshore drilling!  

SACE fighting rate hikes and hidden charges at KUB!

SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith is at the KUB board meeting in Knoxville to fight rate hikes and hidden charges!

Amazon Wind Farm!

SACE's Sarah Gilliam stopped by the Amazon Wind Farm in Elizabeth City, NC. This is the first major onshore wind farm for the Southeast!

Laura Reynolds – SACE Consultant on Climate Ride!

Laura Reynolds, a consultant for SACE who works on Florida Water and Energy issues, has chosen to embark on an amazing bike journey to raise awareness and funds for the environment! Please consider donating here!

Update on Failing V.C. Summer Nuclear Project in South Carolina

SACE's Sara Barczak gives a quick update on the over-budget and delayed V.C. Summer nuclear project in South Carolina from the Santee Cooper Board Meeting.    

Protect our drinking water in South Florida!

SACE High Risk Energy Choices Program Director, Sara Barczak, is at city hall in Homestead, FL to fight the contamination of drinking water in South Florida by FPL's nuclear reactors at Turkey Point!

Hands Across the Sand – Say no to offshore drilling!

SACE's Chris Carnevale and Brooke Durham reported live from Folly Beach at the "Hands Across the Sand" event to join others in the Southeast in saying no to offshore drilling!

Check out the Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Electric Minivan!

Anne Blair, SACE's Program Director for Clean Fuels, showcases the brand new Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Electric Minivan!

Share the Pennies Program in Memphis, TN!

Sandra Upchurch, SACE's Energy Justice Manager, explains the "Share the Pennies Program" in Memphis, TN!

DOE Solar in your Community Challenge!

Learn about the DOE Solar in Your Community Challenge from our Solar Communications and Policy Manager, Alissa Schafer, as she attends a meeting at Florida International University! For more info on the upcoming events in Memphis and Orlando, go here.

Angela Garrone, TN State Liaison for SACE

Angela Garrone, Tennessee’s State Liaison for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, recaps our work in TN in 2016!

Anne Blair, GA State Liaison for SACE

Anne Blair, Georgia’s State Liaison for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, recaps our work in GA in 2016!

Chris Carnevale, SC State Liaison for SACE

Chris Carnevale, South Carolina’s State Liaison for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, recaps our work in SC in 2016!

Jennifer Rennicks, NC State Liaison for SACE

Jennifer Rennicks, North Carolina's State Liaison for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, recaps our work in NC in 2016!

George Cavros, FL State Liaison for SACE

George Cavros, Florida's State Liaison for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, recaps our work in FL in 2016!    

SACE sponsors #SolarTruthVoyage around Florida

On October 11, 2016 SACE and the Floridians for Solar Choice coalition celebrated the launch of the solar-powered Archimedes, which is embarked on a multi-week #SolarTruthVoyage to South Florida via the Intracoastal Waterway. This solar-powered boat is stopping along the way to educate voters about how the utility-backed Amendment 1 would stifle solar for Floridians.

Reporting live from the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

SACE staff reports live from the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference on the panels they hosted on sea level rise solutions in the Carolinas and bridging the separate conversations of climate mitigation vs. adaptation by talking about the resiliency benefits of distributed clean energy.

Solar in South Carolina!

Communications Coordinator at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Sarah Gilliam, is reporting from a beautiful house on Edisto Island, SC that is harnessing the energy of the sun and taking advantage of the solar policy SACE has helped get passed in the Palmetto State!

Chairman of the SACE Board, John Noel III

Chairman of the SACE board, John Noel III, shares a few words about SACE and thanks our members at the Annual SACE Board Meeting in Asheville, NC!

Solar in Hurricane Season

Get prepared for hurricane season with advice and facts about Solar from Alissa Jean Schafer, Solar Communication and Policy Manager at SACE.

AWEA WindPower 2016 Conference

Simon Mahan, Renewable Energy Manager with SACE, recaps the WindPower 2016 conference hosted by AWEA in New Orleans, LA.

Fighting Offshore Drilling in Washington D.C.

SACE Coastal Climate and Energy Manager Chris Carnevale meets with legislators in our nation's capital to share why we need to protect our coasts from offshore drilling.

Season’s Greetings from SACE!

SACE's Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Smith, recaps the progress we made in 2015 towards a clean energy future in the Southeast.

Live From the University of Memphis

SACE Southeast Energy Research Attorney, Angela Garrone attends Sierra Club's Environmental Justice Conference.

Live from Albuquerque, New Mexico

SACE Renewable Energy Manager, Simon Mahan gives a brief summary on the focus and takeaways of the 2015 Fall Symposium from the American Wind Energy Association.

Coal to Clean Energy Update

SACE High Risk Energy Coordinator, Adam Reaves, shares a few exciting takeaways from the 2015 Coal to Clean Energy Conference.

Innovative Conversations About Solar in the Sunshine State

SACE Renewable Energy Manager for Solar, Toni Nelson, gives an overview of innovative conversations SACE is engaged in with municipal utilities in Florida.

SACE at TVA Board Meeting

SACE Energy Organizer, Sandra Upchurch and SACE Energy Research Attorney, Angela Garrone speak about the most recent TVA Board meeting.

New Nuclear Proposals and the Costs to Customers

Learn about new nuclear proposals in the Southeast, the costs to customers and ways to take action.

SACE on the West Coast

SACE Solar Communications & Policy Manager, Alissa Jean Schafer talks about the importance of the Intersolar North America Conference she attended earlier this month.

Wishing You a Safe and Sunny 4th of July Weekend!

Driving on sunshine in Asheville, North Carolina!

Video Update: 2015 TVA IRP Process

Hear from our staff on TVA's Integrated Resource Plan and how we continue to be involved in the process.

Live: 2015 WINDPOWER Conference

View this video update from Simon Mahan, SACE Renewable Energy Manager and hear about what was covered at the largest wind industry conference in the country.

Live from Columbia, SC

SACE Research Director, John Wilson gives a quick debrief after testifying before the South Carolina Public Service Commission.

Live from The Clean Power Plan Conference

To learn more, view this video update from Dr. Stephen Smith live from the conference.

A Special Earth Day Video Message

SACE State Liaisons take a minute to share with you their appreciation for your support on Earth Day 2015.

Live from Atlanta, GA – Support the EV Tax Credit

SACE promotes clean vehicles in Georgia.

Thank you! Live from Memphis, TN

SACE promotes clean energy opportunities in Memphis.

Dr. Stephen A. Smith comments on the FLASEIA Solar Policy Symposium

"It was great to see the FL solar industry association pull off a very successful conference in Orlando. This is a critical time for the solar industry in Florida due to utility attacks and a non-supportive PSC. The speakers and the attendees were very powerful and dynamic in their comments and their engagement. I was glad to see my friend Karl Rábago sharing his

Two of our Southern Communities Lauded as Climate Champions

SACE is proud to share the news that two of our Southeastern communities – Knoxville (home of SACE our headquarters) and Broward County, Florida – recently found themselves listed among the country’s 16 Climate Action Champions. Both Knoxville and Broward County are recognized for their lofty emissions reductions goals: Knoxville has instituted a planning process that engages various stakeholders in order to reach the

SACE is working to Protect Georgia’s Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles!

Georgia is currently #2 in the country for all electric vehicle (EV) sales, thanks in large part to the state’s very favorable “Alternative Fuels Tax Credit,” which provides a $5,000 credit to anyone who purchases or leases a battery-powered EV in the state. As one of the very strongest in the country, it has led to Georgia’s highly acclaimed success – Georgia is #1

October 29, 2014- Live from St. Petersburg

Watch this video message from Dr. Stephen A. Smith.