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Clean Energy Incentive Program (Clean Power Plan) SACE Comments

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At the Clean Power Plan rally in Atlanta, GA on August 5, 2015.

Engaging on Energy: The Clean Power Plan – A New Opportunity for Clean Energy in the Southeast

In August, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first-ever rules to curb carbon pollution from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act. In addition to reducing carbon emissions by 32% below 2005 levels by 2030, the rule incentivizes the early adoption of renewable energy like solar and wind, as well as energy efficiency programs that benefit low-income communities. Benefits of the Clean [ MORE » ]

Engaging on Energy: SACE and the Clean Power Plan

In June 2014, under authority from the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111(d), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published their draft Clean Power Plan, a proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from existing large coal facilities across the country. This is the first time the federal government has ever attempted to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, the largest source of carbon pollution [ MORE » ]

Learn About Climate Change State by State in the Southeast

The climate is changing due to excess levels of carbon dioxide pollution and the impacts are already being felt in some parts of the Southeast. In a warmer climate, our region is expected to experience more flooding, heat waves, and droughts, all of which have negative effects on industry and our communities. While the challenges are significant, we do have abundant solutions. Click below [ MORE » ]

Climate Solutions Letter to Gov. Rick Scott


WBRC Fox Alabama Interview: Dr. Stephen Smith and Twinkle Cavanaugh

August 5, 2014 – Mike Dubberly with WBRC TV Channel 6 in Alabama interviews SACE Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Smith, and Alabama Public Service Commission Chair, Twinkle Cavanaugh, about the EPA Hearings on the new carbon pollution rule.

SACE Exclusive – Video of Full Meeting between Governor Rick Scott and Climate Scientists

On August 19,2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott met with scientists from Florida’s top universities to be briefed on the robust science of climate change. This meeting was prompted by the Governor’s comment that he “is not a scientist,” when asked about the causes of global warming. More information is on SACE’s blog:

South Florida Officials Letter of Support to EPA for Carbon Pollution Rules


EPA Carbon Rule Hearing in Atlanta – John Noel’s Testimony

July 29, 2014 – John Noel, President of the SACE Board of Directors, presents comments at EPA’s public hearings in Atlanta on the newly-proposed Clean Power Plan to set limits on carbon pollution.

EPA Carbon Rule Hearing in Atlanta – Dr. Stephen A. Smith’s Testimony

July 29, 2014 – SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen A. Smith presents comments at EPA’s public hearings in Atlanta on the newly-proposed Clean Power Plan to set limits on carbon pollution.