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Learn About Atlantic Offshore Drilling Facts

As the Trump Administration attempts to open our shores to offshore drilling, please consider using the facts below to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. See tips on writing a letter to the editor and find the contact info of your local paper here. — Coastal Communities, Businesses, and Leaders Have Spoken Loudly: No Offshore Drilling! Tens of thousands of [ MORE » ]
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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 pmitchell@hastingsgroup.com Dede Shelton, Hands Across the Sand, (208) 724-5196 or dedehands@gmail.com Chris Carnevale, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, (843) 973-2637 or chris@cleanenergy.org Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation, (503) 887-0514 or pstauffer@surfrider.org Nancy Pyne, Oceana, (202) 467-1903 or npyne@oceana.org Anne Hawke, Natural Resources Defense Council, (646) 823-4518 or ahawke@nrdc.org [ MORE » ]
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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 » ]
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SACE staff talks about offshore wind in NC!

The first offshore wind development off the coast of North and South Carolina took one more step toward reality late last week. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will lease 122,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina. Comments from Chris Carnevale, Coastal, Climate and Energy Manager, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Listen to the interview here.
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SACE RESPONDS TO ADMINISTRATION’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CANCEL ATLANTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING PLANS

Coastal voices have spoken louder than Big Oil’s influence Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, 865-235-1448, jennifer@cleanenergy.org   Charleston, S.C. – Today the Obama administration released details of the proposed federal offshore drilling program covering the years 2017 to 2022. An earlier draft of this program initially included leases for offshore oil and gas development off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina, [ MORE » ]
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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 » ]
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Conservation Groups Challenge NC Environmental Agency’s Sweetheart Settlement with Duke Energy over Widespread Coal Ash Contamination

Contact: D.J. Gerken, SELC, 828-258-2023 or djgerken@selcnc.org or Frank Holleman, SELC, 864-979-9431 or fholleman@selcnc.org   CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—In a legal challenge filed today, conservation groups across North Carolina asked the state Superior Court to overturn approval of a settlement between Duke Energy and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality over the utility’s coal ash pollution throughout the state. Duke had appealed a monetary penalty [ MORE » ]
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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, Jennifer@cleanenergy.org   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 » ]
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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 » ]
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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, Jennifer@cleanenergy.org 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 » ]