This post is the first in a series of blogs examining where 2020 Southeastern candidates for state and federal offices 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. #CandidatesOnEnergy2020Guest Blog | July 21, 2020
After Florida voters head to the polls next month, the Southeastern primaries will conclude and we will officially be entering the 2020 general election season.
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 from now until September, we’ll publish new blogs in this series examining where various candidates stand on a range of critical energy issues, including: renewables, climate change, clean transportation, energy equity, and energy burden, and high-risk energy sources.
Candidates profiled in this year’s blog series may include major party presidential candidates; senatorial candidates in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; gubernatorial candidates in North Carolina; and Public Service Commission candidates in Georgia.
In addition to our blogs, there are hundreds of online and in-print resources and scorecards you can consult to help you determine whether a candidate shares your positions and opinions on a given issue – including the resources listed below that focus on environmental and clean energy policies and programs:
- Conservation Alabama website
- Florida Conservation Voters website and briefing books
- Georgia Conservation Voters website and scorecards
- North Carolina League of Conservation Voters website and scorecards
- Conservation Voters of South Carolina website and scorecards
- Tennessee Conservation Voters website and scorecards
- (national) League of Conservation Voters website, scorecards
- (national) League of Women Voters, specifically environmental platforms/issue tracking
- (national) Issue Voter website, issue indexes
Stay tuned for more posts in this series to come!
This blog was written by Jennifer Rennicks, former Senior Director of Policy & Communications at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.