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Film Screening: From the Ashes

Join National Sierra Club for a screening of From the Ashes, a film produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, that captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry. Saturday, June 3rd from 5:00PM-7:00PM Belmont, NC Community members from Belmont and Salisbury took part in the filming of this documentary and will be part [ MORE » ]

TVA Hearing on Proposed New Nuclear, Oak Ridge TN

TVA is pursuing an undeveloped, expensive, risky technology known as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) at their previously abandoned Clinch River Site, near Kingston, TN. See fly-in video here to learn where this project could be located. TVA submitted an early site permit application last year with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for possibly 800-megawatts of new nuclear power generation. The NRC needs your [ MORE » ]

Hearing: FPL’s Proposed Turkey Point Reactors in Homestead

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Evidentiary Hearing on FPL’s Proposed Turkey Point Nuclear Reactors   Tues, May 2-3 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Homestead City Hall   Do you have concerns with Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) expensive, risky proposal to build two additional nuclear reactors at their Turkey Point facility near Homestead, adjacent to Biscayne National Park and nearby Everglades National Park? The [ MORE » ]

2017 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Awards

In connection with Clean Air Month, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum on May 23-24, 2017 at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. The forum, entitled “Navigating Toward a Livable Tennessee,” will highlight local transportation planning and the pursuit of place-based policies and investments for [ MORE » ]

Solar Sunday at Highland Brewing Company!

SACE is excited to partner with Highland Brewing Company for Solar Sunday on May 7th. Bring the family for a tour of Highland Brewing’s impressive rooftop solar system, complete with a rooftop bar! Enjoy music by local band Chalwa, enter to win local raffle prizes, and mingle with SACE staff, who will be on hand to chat about clean energy in western North Carolina. This event is family-friendly!

Coal Ash Stories Film Tour in Tennessee!

Imagine being afraid to drink your water, take a bath, fish, or farm. Toxic coal ash stored across Tennessee poses exactly these risks. Communities are successfully pushing for clean-up in other southeastern states and we’re hitting the road to help with efforts in the Volunteer State. SACE has partnered with SOCM, the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group, the Sierra Club Upper Cumberland Committee, and Working [ MORE » ]

“Drawdown” – Presentation author by Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken will read, discuss, and answer questions about his new book, Drawdown: The Most Compreshensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. This event is free and open to the public and Mr. Hawken will also be available sign books. This new book maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution, Hawken describes its history, [ MORE » ]

Solarize Greenville, SC March 2nd!

Solarize Greenville is a solarize program incorporating the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) guidelines to deploy more solar in a community.   Solarize programs follow three primary goals:   Streamlining local policy and permitting processes to make solar installations not overly-burdened with permits that delay or add unfair costs to solar installations. Creating better energy consumers through education. Education includes topics: how solar works, [ MORE » ]

Public Hearings: Gulf Power Rate Hike

  Gulf Power Co. has proposed a dramatic rate increase that would penalize customers who conserve energy and invest in solar energy, as well as low income residents and senior citizens who use very little electricity. Please voice your concerns at this public hearing by the Public Service Commission, which must listen to citizen input in deciding whether to approve any changes to the [ MORE » ]

Solar in your community – Miami, Orlando & Memphis events!

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has launched the “Solar in Your Community” prize challenge to inspire hundreds of local teams to participate by bringing community solar programs and projects to their communities. It aims to expand the solar market to a diverse array of new consumers, including low- and moderate-income customers, and nonprofit community-serving organizations. Miami (event already occurred!)- Funding opportunity for [ MORE » ]