Where the 2018 Candidates Stand on Energy

This blog was written by Jennifer Rennicks, former Senior Director of Policy & Communications at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Guest Blog | August 22, 2018 | Elections, Energy Policy

\This post is the first in a series of blogs examining where 2018 candidates for state and federal offices in the Southeast stand on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and outside sources are provided as citizen education tools.

After Florida’s voters go to the polls next Tuesday, Southeastern primaries will conclude and we’ll officially be entering the general election season for the 2018 midterms. Although SACE cannot profile the hundreds of candidates vying for state and federal offices across our region, we are committed to profiling the major party candidates for the highest profile, most competitive races where support for clean energy policies could be a factor that sways voters.

Each week, starting next Wednesday, we’ll publish new blogs in this series examining where various candidates stand on a range of energy issues: renewables, energy efficiency, clean transportation, climate change, fossil fuels, and nuclear.

Visit our blog each week to learn where gubernatorial candidates in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee; senatorial candidates in Florida and Tennessee; and Public Service Commission candidates in Georgia stand on energy issues.

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