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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!  

Atlanta may require new buildings to accommodate electric vehicles

“New commercial and single-family residential units built in the city would have to be “EV-ready,” according to an ordinance introduced into the Atlanta City Council Monday by Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms. “The ordinance would require new developments to install the electrical infrastructure to support EV chargers, including electrical panel space reserved for breakers for future 40 amp service. “The ordinance also requires one of [ MORE » ]

Odd bedfellows fight Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear energy

“The Trump administration says coal is back and nuclear energy is cool. Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insists an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups.” Originally published on October 11, 2017.

State Senator Says FPL Isn’t Preparing Miami’s Nuclear Plant for Sea-Level Rise

“…in his August letter to the NRC, Rodriguez laid out three specific concerns, which clean-energy activists opposed to FPL’s expansion plans have voiced repeatedly: First, Rodriguez said Turkey Point’s Combined Operating License application (COL) accounts for only a foot of sea-level rise by 2100 even though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned last January that the seas could rise as much as 8.2 [ MORE » ]

Tampa Electric agrees to generate enough solar power for 100,000 homes

“Tampa Electric Co. is making a substantial commitment to solar energy: the utility on Thursday pledged to build 600 megawatts of solar energy capability — enough to power 100,000 homes — by 2021.” Originally published September 28, 2017.

North Carolina, Pennsylvania Municipalities Commit To 100% Clean Energy

“On Monday, Hillsborough became the first town in North Carolina and the 43rd in the U.S. to commit to transition to 100% renewables. Specifically, the town’s board of commissioners voted to establish a 100% clean energy goal by 2050.” Originally published on September 14, 2017.

Electric vehicles gain favor, but remain scarce on Chattanooga roads

“The Tennessee Valley Authority built an electric vehicle test track in Chattanooga in the 1970s and a local company, Advanced Vehicle Systems, assembled some of the first all-electric shuttle buses in the country, some of which still operate on CARTA’s downtown shuttle routes in Chattanooga. CARTA continues to promote electric vehicles both with free solar-powered charging stations across the Chattanooga area and with support [ MORE » ]

Home Depot transforming store rooftops into ‘mini solar farms’

“The Atlanta-based retailer announced Thursday that it will transform 50 of its store rooftops into ‘mini solar farms.'” Originally published on August 17, 2017.