Wind farms generate electricity without burning fossil fuels, emitting harmful air emissions or consuming massive quantities of water. But what about impacts to birds? A major renewable energy project proposed for the Southeast has completed a comprehensive environmental study and found wind farms are likely to have a net positive impact on the environment.
Coal, oil, and other fossil fuel energy sources have major individual impacts on bird populations, but together these carbon-emitting fuels are the major driver of climate change–one of the greatest threats to bird populations according to a study by the National Wildlife Federation.
Duke Energy's new proposed programs simply shift clean energy from one customer group to another. SACE considers this to be fundamentally inequitable and inconsistent with the statutory language of HB 951.
Our fourth annual "Transportation Electrification in the Southeast" report unpacks market trends and policy levers underpinning growth in electric car, truck and bus adoption, including skyrocketing investments in manufacturing and job growth.
Climate science shows we must achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions between 2040-2055 to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.