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SACE Statement on Today’s Executive Order Dialing Back Progress on Climate Action

Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865-235-1448,   Today, President Trump issued an Energy Independence Executive Order that was framed as a means for rolling back most of President Barack Obama’s climate-change legacy, specifically through the Clean Power Plan. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s executive director, Dr. Stephen A. Smith, issued this statement in response: “Today’s announcement by Trump Administration rolling back important safeguards [ MORE » ]

MLGW Receives $1 Million to Address Extreme Energy Burdens

Just Energy Memphis Coalition Behind the Push for TVA’s Investment   NAACP Media Contact: Latrivia Welch, Welch Public Relations, 901-922-9399, Partner Stakeholder Contacts: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy,, 865-235-1448 Rita Harris, Sierra Club,, 901-497-5798 Deidre Malone, , 901-521-1343   (March 22, 2017 – Memphis, Tenn.) Today, during a meeting of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) Board [ MORE » ]

Consumers Win In Gulf Power Settlement

Proposed Drastic Fixed Charge Hike Rescinded Contact: Alissa Schafer, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy,, (754) 307-7451 Pamela Goodman, League of Women Voters of Florida,, (561) 843-1233 Bradley Marshall, Earthjustice,, (850) 681-0031   Tallahassee, Fla. (March 20, 2017) – In a settlement to a challenge mounted by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the League of Women Voters of Florida, represented [ MORE » ]

Clean Energy Advocates, Solar Businesses Urge Swift Implementation of SB 90 as Florida’s Legislature Convenes

Contact: Susan Glickman, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 727-742-9003,   Tallahassee, Fla. – As the 2017 Florida Legislative Session begins tomorrow on Tuesday, March 7, clean energy advocates and solar businesses are urging elected leaders in Tallahassee to swiftly and cleanly implement Amendment 4, the solar tax abatement proposal, which passed in Florida’s August primary with 73 percent support. An Amendment 4 implementation [ MORE » ]

Toshiba-Westinghouse Financial Crisis Casualty: Southern Company’s Georgia Power suspends pursuit of new nuclear reactors in Stewart County Georgia

Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, 865-235-1448 or   Atlanta, Ga. – In the wake of Toshiba’s financial meltdown, Georgia Power discussed at a hearing today before the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) the utility’s decision to suspend activities associated with pursuing new nuclear reactors in Stewart County, Georgia along the Chattahoochee River. Georgia Power summarized the decision in a document filed late Tuesday with the [ MORE » ]

Experts: Duke Energy Favors Expensive New Plants over Lower Cost Clean Energy

Studies Submitted to NC Utility Commission as Annual Review of Duke Energy Plans Underway Contact: Gudrun Thompson, SELC, 919-967-1450   CHAPEL HILL, N.C.— Adding more energy efficiency, solar and wind power to Duke Energy’s energy mix will lower costs for its customers in North Carolina, but the utility is using a flawed analysis to justify building costly new gas and nuclear power plants, according [ MORE » ]

Georgia Regulators Reject Advisory Staff’s Recommendation for Beleaguered Plant Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Project

Serious challenges remain, including financial meltdown of Toshiba/Westinghouse, more than seven years into construction   Atlanta, Ga. (February 21, 2017) ///PRESS RELEASE/// As Japanese giant Toshiba faces financial ruin because of subsidiary Westinghouse’s massive losses from new AP1000 nuclear reactor projects under construction in the U.S., the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) today unanimously approved an additional $141 million in expenditures for Georgia Power [ MORE » ]

ADVISORY: Georgians to Address Coal Ash at Capitol Conservation Day Tomorrow

Atlanta, GA – About 150 Georgians will gather to meet with legislators at the state Capitol tomorrow for the Georgia Water Coalition’s annual Capitol Conservation Day. Citizen lobbyists will focus on the issue of coal ash, alongside other threats to Georgia’s water resources. When: Wednesday February 15, 2017, 8am-12pm, group photo op at 10am Where: Georgia Capitol building and Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington [ MORE » ]

FPL’s Increasingly Speculative Proposed Nuclear Reactors at Turkey Point Face Further Obstacles as Toshiba-Westinghouse Faces Financial Meltdown

Utility, state and federal regulators should halt project, investigate   Miami, Fla. (January 30, 2017) – The unfolding financial meltdown of Japanese giant Toshiba, parent company of Westinghouse Electric Corp., the designer and builder of the two proposed AP1000 reactors at FPL’s Turkey Point facility, raises significant questions about the feasibility of FPL’s project and further underscores the likelihood that this project will never [ MORE » ]

Gulf Power Customers Face Unprecedented Fee Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy,, 865-235-1448 Pensacola, Fla. – Gulf Power, the power utility for Northwest Florida, is requesting that the Florida Public Utilities Commission approve a $107 million rate hike. As part of the rate hike request, Gulf Power wants to increase its fixed charge on residential customers from $18 a month to $48 a month, [ MORE » ]