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NC has become a top solar energy state over past decade, report shows

“The Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center noted advancements in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles in the state, which it also ranked 13th for energy efficiency. North Carolina has increased solar energy production from one gigawatt hour in 2007 to 4,016 in 2016, per the report.” Originally published July 26, 2017.

Gulf of Mexico survey will explore potential of offshore wind

“The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US will conduct a survey to determine if the region can transform 50 years of offshore manufacturing and deployment expertise into a thriving offshore renewables industry. “Funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the project will examine the feasibility of potential offshore energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.” Originally published on July 19, 2017.,gulf-of-mexico-survey-will-explore-potential-of-offshore-wind_48494.htm

New homes will now require solar panels in South Miami, a first in Florida

“Under the rules, new residential construction would require 175 square feet of solar panel to be installed per 1,000 square feet of sunlit roof area, or 2.75 kw per 1,000 square feet of living space, whichever is less.” Originally published on July 18, 2017.

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.        

Green Power EMC, Silicon Ranch announce new solar projects

“Tucker, Ga.-based Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch Corp. announced an agreement Tuesday to build four solar projects in South Georgia, which will provide enough energy to power more than 35,000 EMC households annually.” Originally published on June 20, 2017.

Corporate Clean Energy: Not Just for Google and Apple Anymore

“Some of the first companies in the U.S. to commit to buying clean energy were internet giants, including Google and Apple, which were worried about the massive energy needs of their data centers in coal country. But today, more and more companies across a number of sectors are opting to buy renewables and are increasingly doing smaller deals.” Originally published June 16, 2017.

Clean, renewable energy coming to Fort Myers, for free

“Solar panels on top of canopies and blue-colored “trees” will provide clean, renewable energy at no cost to the city, and the electricity generated will benefit everyone.” Originally published June 19, 2017.

More Corporations Are Turning to Utilities to Source Renewable Energy

“Through RE100, 90 companies have committed to 100 percent renewable power. Clean energy and greenhouse-gas reduction targets are now the norm for Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. The World Wildlife Fund and Ceres’ Power Forward 3.0 report shows that almost half of the Fortune 500 and a majority of the Fortune 100 now have climate and energy targets.” Originally published on May 23, [ MORE » ]

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!