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SACE Statement: ITC Finds Injury to US Solar Manufacturers

Energy advocates warn billions in solar investments and thousands of jobs at risk in the Southeast Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865-235-1448,   Knoxville, Tenn. – Today the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously found that imported solar panels harm domestic solar manufacturers, so the decision on whether or not to impose tariffs for imported solar panels now goes to the Trump Administration. The [ MORE » ]

TVA Proposal Could Streamline Behind-the-Scenes Rate Changes

Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE,, 865-235-1448   Knoxville, Tenn. (September 7, 2017) – For the first time in almost 35 years, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is proposing to drastically narrow the circumstances in which it seeks public input into decisions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). TVA’s proposal coincides with indications that the regional utility is working behind the scenes to change [ MORE » ]

Citizens Across the Country Join Hands Across the Sand to Send Message to President Trump: #ProtectOurCoast from Offshore Drilling

Tidal wave of opposition rises against efforts to expand offshore drilling Contact: Patrick Mitchell, (703) 276-3265 or Dede Shelton, Hands Across the Sand, (208) 724-5196 or Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (843) 973-2637 or Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation, (503) 887-0514 or Nancy Pyne, Oceana, (202) 467-1903 or Anne Hawke, Natural Resources Defense Council, (646) 823-4518 or [ MORE » ]

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 » ]