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SACE Additional Comments on TVA Sale of Bellefonte Site


TVA urged to protect Tennessee River waterfront property as Board considers possible sale of Bellefonte site in Alabama

Advocates urge that the 1600 acre site support clean economic development opportunities Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE,, 865-235-1448   Knoxville, Tenn. (May 2, 2016) – Earlier today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced that a final decision with regards to the possible sale of the beleaguered Bellefonte nuclear plant site located near Hollywood, Alabama may be made at the board meeting on Thursday, May [ MORE » ]

SACE Comments on TVA’s Potential Sale of the Bellefonte Nuclear Reactor Site


TVA Abandons Expensive, Risky Plans for New Nuclear Reactors in Alabama

Utility withdraws federal license application for proposed reactors at Bellefonte site Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 865-235-1448,   Knoxville, Tenn. (February 12, 2016) – Dealing yet another blow to the nuclear power industry, today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) finally announced they were abandoning plans to build two new Toshiba-Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at their Bellefonte site in Hollywood, Alabama. [ MORE » ]

Congress Votes to Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Critical extensions will bolster solar and wind development in the region and create thousands of local jobs Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448   Washington D.C. (December 18, 2015) In an historic vote, Congress has officially extended renewable energy tax credits essential for wind energy and solar power development. Included in the lengthy omnibus spending package, the tax credits for both wind and solar were [ MORE » ]

New Report Finds Alabama One of 16 States at High Risk of Natural Gas Overreliance

Contact: Ashley Siefert from UCS, 202-331-5666 or Jennifer Rennicks from SACE, 865-235-1448   MONTGOMERY, Ala. (October 13, 2015)—As the United States undergoes a dramatic shift in how it generates electricity, some states, including Alabama, may be relying too much on natural gas rather than turning to affordable renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, according to a new analysis. The analysis, Rating the [ MORE » ]

SACE responds to EPA’s Effluent Limitation Guidelines

EPA’s new guidelines will require dry handling for fly and bottom coal ash Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448,   Knoxville, Tenn. – Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the long-awaited Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines designed to limit toxic, liquid discharges from power plants into rivers and waterways across the U.S. Coal-burning power plants are the largest source of toxic water [ MORE » ]

Alabama Wind Energy

New wind turbine technology is a game changer for clean energy opportunities in Alabama. Taller turbines and longer blades are capable of capturing more wind, which results in generating more electricity and reducing costs. In just five years, wind turbines have greatly evolved and are now more suitable for the Southeast. One modern wind turbine can now power the equivalent of about 600 homes [ MORE » ]

Southern Wind: The Next Frontier for the Wind Industry

SimonMahanAWEAposter The South has historically been a marginal market for the wind industry; however, with newer turbine technology, wind farm proposals have developed in every state within the region. Taller towers with longer blades are now capable of harnessing the region’s wind energy resources. New research from the National Renewable Energy Lab shows the South now contains over 1,500 Gigawatts of onshore, inregion wind [ MORE » ]

SACE Statement on EPA Release of Final Clean Power Plan

Plan Establishes First-Ever Carbon Emission Limits for Existing Coal Plants Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865.235.1448, Knoxville, Tenn. – Today, President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) landmark public health regulation. The Clean Power Plan establishes individual, tailored carbon emission reduction limits for each state and allows states maximum flexibility and a generous timeline [ MORE » ]